Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 30 January 2019

Each business day, 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 Wednesday morning, January 30, 2019.

19. UAE Spying On iPhone Users: Hackers working for the United Arab Emirates infiltrated the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, Reuters notes.

18. More Huawei Concerns: China’s Huawei has been excluded from a Czech tender to build a tax portal after the country’s cyber watchdog warned of possible security threats posed by the telecoms supplier, Reuters says. The U.S. and many western governments believe Huawei’s networking and mobile technologies potentially support China’s spying activities. Numerous 5G network deployments worldwide are either barring or reconsidering their potential use of Huawei equipment. The networking giant has denied any China-related spying activities.

17. U.S. Supply Chain Security: The U.S. Department of Defense is preparing to audit the Pentagon’s supply chain for DFARS compliance

16. Countering DDoS for Hire: Europol is cracking down on DDoS for hire websites and their users

15. Growth – Security Analytics: RANK Software, an AI-based security analytics and threat intelligence platform, grew its revenues 111 percent in 2018. Actual dollars and cents were not disclosed.

14. Check Point Financial Results: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s revenues were $526 million in Q4 2018, up 4 percent from Q4 2017. GAAP net income was essentially flat at $238 million. The cybersecurity company recently hired VMware and HP and Compaq veteran Frank Rauch to help drive partner engagements.

13. Talent – Cyber Simulations: Cyberbit Ltd., a provider of cyber training and simulation platforms, has added Check Point Software veteran Amnon B

ar-Lev to its board of directors.

12. Partner Program: AttackIQ, which specializes in security validation, has launched the Accelerate Channel Program. The company has also adopted a 100 percent channel sales model for the AttackIQ platform — though we don’t know if that means all company products are pure channel…

11. Partnership – SOC Automation Software: Global management consulting firm Dark Rhino Security has embraced JASK’s Autonomous Security Operations Center (ASOC) platform. Dark Rhino’s DRS Shield Foundation will leverage the JASK technology, the companies say.

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