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MSSP Alert’s news coverage of cybersecurity, malware, ransomware, managed security services providers (MSSPs), distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) & more.

AlienVault: 76% of Cybersecurity Pros Say SIEM Reduces Security Breaches

Security information & event management (SIEM) tools often help organizations identify cyber threats & reduce security breaches, an AlienVault survey shows.

Huawei, Security and 5G Network Contracts: The Global Debate

Huawei Technologies hopes to cash in on 5G network build-outs worldwide. But security, privacy and spying concerns tied to the China-based company threaten those 5G ambitions.

Siemplify SOAR Quadruples Bookings, Triples Customer Base in 2018

Siemplify, which offers a security orchestration, automation & response (SOAR) platform for MSSPs, quadruples its bookings & triples its customer base in 2018.

Malware Uninstalls Security Products on Linux Cloud Servers

A new malware strain can uninstall some security products from infected Linux cloud servers, researchers from Palo Alto Network’s Unit 42 said.

Amazon, Apple Accused of GDPR Violations by Privacy Watchdog

Amazon, Apple & six companies don’t comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a complaint from privacy activist Max Schrems alleges.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 22 January 2019

Today’s MSSP news involves AlienVault, Cybersecurity Insiders, Microsoft, Nexusguard, Sophos, Varonis, SIEM and more.

Microsoft Partner Portal Exposes Some Help Desk Ticket Information

Microsoft’s partner portal suffered a limited data exposure that allowed partners to view support tickets submitted from all over the world, a report says.

Cybereason Hires Cisco Veteran Ghazal Asif as Channel Chief

Cybereason hires Cisco Systems veteran Ghazal Asif as senior VP of worldwide channels. It’s a key talent win for Cybereason, an endpoint detection and response (EDR) cybersecurity company that may pursue an IPO.

Collection #1 Data Breach: Nearly 773 Million Email Addresses Exposed

Nearly 773 million unique email addresses & 22 million passwords were exposed during the Collection #1 data breach, security researcher Troy Hunt says.

Accenture: Cybercrime Could Cost Businesses $5.2 Trillion Over Next 5 Years

Companies could incur $5.2 trillion in cybercrime costs & lost revenue associated with cyberattacks over the next five years, an Accenture survey shows.