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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.

Potential Australia Encryption Law: How Will Technology Giants React?

Australia’s Assistance and Access Bill 2018 seeks to give investigators access to encrypted applications from Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google and others. How will tech giants react to latest privacy debate?

FBI Bank Warning: ATM “Cash Out” Hacker Attack Pending

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning banks about a potential “ATM Cash Out” hacker attack that could hit automated teller machines in the next few days in a well-planned heist to siphon off huge sums of cash.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 15 August 2018

Today’s MSSP and cybersecurity news involves Avanan repelling Office 365 phishing attacks; FireMon firewall research; Kaspersky Lab phishing analysis; Leafminer hackers; Proficio hires Paul Hennebury; Qualys intros consulting edition for security MSPs; and more.

CynergisTek Gains Healthcare Managed Security Momentum

CynergisTek bets heavily on the managed security services market. The differentiator? The MSSP & cybersecurity focus involves the healthcare vertical. Here’s a progress report.

Intel L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) Chip Vulnerabilities: Patches, Fixes and Mitigation Strategies

Intel confirms L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) chip vulnerabilities. Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware & others issue L1TF software patches & mitigation strategies for MSSPs, partners & customers to plug potential security holes.

Microsoft Tests Azure Virtual WAN, Firewall Security Services

Microsoft announces the Azure Virtual WAN & Azure Firewall services to help organizations protect their network users, data & applications in the cloud.

SIEM Provider Exabeam Raises $50 Million, Targets Global Expansion

Security information & event management (SIEM) software provider Exabeam adds $50 million in funding led by venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners. Next up: Key moves at the Exabeam Spotlight18 conference in September.

CSPI Delays MSSP Software Launch; Targets Early 2019 Customer Sales

CSPi, an MSP focused on cybersecurity and packet capture products, delays ARIA Software-Defined Security (SDS) platform for MSSPs. Beta testing slips to Q4 2018 and general availability slips to 2019.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 14 August 2018

Today’s MSSP & cybersecurity news involves Momentum Cyber advising ADT on Secure Designs Inc. acquisition; CSPi delaying MSSP platform launch; Cynergistek healthcare momentum; key Trustwave hires; Microsoft Azure firewall beta tests; and more.

5% of Organizations Master Cybersecurity Risk Assessments

Only 5 percent of companies have diligent (i.e., continuous) visibility into their cybersecurity posture,Tenable research concludes. Here’s where the other 95 precent of companies rank.