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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 13 December 2018

Each morning MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the global managed security services provider, SOC (security operations center) and IT outsourcing ecosystem.

Here’s the daily business update for Thursday, December 13, 2018.

9.  IAM: HID Global has unveiled ActivOne, a subscription-based delivery model that simplifies enterprise-class identity and access management (IAM) software and services, the company says.

8. Partnership – Email Attack Intelligence: Cymulate and Symantec are partnering to share research into the latest email-based threats.

6. Critical Infrastructure Attacks: McAfee researchers have uncovered a global hacker campaign that targeted nuclear, defense, energy, and financial companies. The ominous campaign was called Operation Sharpshooter.

5. MDR for Microsoft Office 365ControlScan, a Top 100 MSSP, has extended its Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services to  Microsoft Office 365. We’ll share more details later today.

4. Managed Cloud Security Services: CyberInt, a Top 100 MSSP, has launched a managed cloud security services offering. We’ll share more details soon.

3. Talent – MSSP Leader: DXC Technology has hired former BT Security CEO Mark Hughes to run its global security function, The Register reports.

2. M&A – Vulnerability Assessments: Arctic Wolf Networks has acquired RootSecure, a provider of cybersecurity risk and vulnerability assessment tools. Multiple vulnerability and risk assessment companies have been acquired in recent months. Example deals include:

1. Atlanta Ransomware Attack Triggers Changes: Atlanta CIO Gary Brantley says the city has made some key IT changes after the March 2018 ransomware attack, according to GovTech.

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