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MSSP Alert’s news coverage of cybersecurity, malware, ransomware, managed security services providers (MSSPs), managed detection and response (MDR), security operations centers (SOCs), SIEM, SOAR and more. Contact Us: Send news and inquiries to MSSP Alert Editor Joe Panettieri, Joe@AfterNines.com. Text urgent inquiries to Joe’s cell phone: 1-631-463-8600. Our staff contacts are listed here.

Bitdefender Adds Endpoint Defense Capabilities to MSP Platform

Cybersecurity & antivirus software company Bitdefender adds endpoint defense capabilities to its GravityZone platform for managed service providers (MSPs).

Ransomware Attack Hits Web Hosting Provider SmarterASP

Ransomware attack hits ASP.NET web hosting provider SmarterASP.NET. The malware attack & encryption software affects the company and its customers.

SparkCognition to Provide Endpoint Security Solution to Lenovo SMB Customers

SparkCognition now provides its DeepArmor endpoint security solution to Lenovo small & medium-sized business (SMB) customers via Lenovo Vantage for SMB.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 12 November 2019

Today’s MSSP news involves Bitdefender for MSPs; Emisoft; EY buys Aleron; Firemon; Marsh; Nuspire threat research; SIEMonster; SmarterASP.net ransomware attack; Stellar Cyber & more.

Forescout Considers Cybersecurity Company Sale; Seeks Buyer

Forescout seeks potential buyer. Private equity firms consider acquiring Forescout for cybersecurity, device inventory & policy-based access control capabilities.

Former MSP Employee Apparently Hacks Customer Email

A Microsoft Office 365 email consultant & former MSP (managed IT services provider) employee pleads guilty to hacking a former customer, a report says.

New Ohio Cybersecurity Law Sets Civilian Cyber Reserve Team

Cybersecurity legislation aimed at insulating Ohio’s election systems and electoral processes from hackers has been signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine

Bipartisan Bill Proposes Incentives for Cybersecurity Education, Workforce Training

A new, incentives laden bill to expand cybersecurity education, recruit educators and extend employee training has been proposed by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 08 November 2019

Today’s MSSP news involves Accenture; AEP; CISA small business cybersecurity guide; ConnectWise Automate ransomware attacks; CynergisTek; Fortress; LogicGate; Plixer; Sophos and more.

Hackers Target ConnectWise Automate, MSP Software Company Warns

Ransomware attacks again target ConnectWise Automate, an MSP-focused RMM (remote monitoring & management) software platform, ConnectWise warns.