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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 04 December 2019

Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across that managed security services provider ecosystem.

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (SOCaaS), Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and MSP security providers — and those who need to partner up with such companies.
  • Frequency and Format: Every business morning. Typically one or two sentences for each item below.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to Joe@AfterNines.com.

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. AWS re:Invent 2019 News: Plenty of cybersecurity, endpoint protection, identity and access management (IAM) and data protection news surfaced at this week’s AWS re:Invent 2019 conference in Las Vegas. Track all the AWS re:Invent 2019 news here.

2. Cyber Insurance Debate: Should this massive ransomware attack be covered by existing insurance policy?

3. HIPAA and Cyber Risk Management: Clearwater has announced The Clear Advantage Program for Business Associates. The program combines cyber risk management and HIPAA compliance strategies.

4. M&A – Incident Detection and Response: CyberProof, a UST Global company, has acquired Necsia Cybersecurity, a security provider in Spain and security division of Necsia Group.

5. Louisiana Ransomware Attack Update: Nearly three-quarters of Louisiana’s motor vehicle offices remained closed on December 2 as state workers continue to respond to the lingering effects of a cyberattack that hit state servers two weeks ago, Government Technology reports.

6. Talent – Managed Detection and Response (MDR): Amit Mital, CEO and founder of Kernel Labs, has joined eSentire as a strategic advisor. Mital also is a Microsoft and Symantec veteran.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. SonicWall MSSP Partner Program: SonicWall has announced a 2020 MSSP pilot program while also rolling out simplified account management, product registration, and licensing control for partners.

2. Partner Program – Endpoint Security: CyberMaxx has joined CrowdStrike’s Elevate Partner Program for endpoint protection and threat intelligence.

3. Talent: IoTSSA, the Internet of Things Security Services Association, has hired Vault America veteran Robin Miller as director of channel. Miller previously held channel- and MSP-related partner posts at N-able Technologies, Level Platforms and GMS Live Expert.

4. All Partner Programs: Search the comprehensive ChannelE2E Partner Program Database here. Also, submit your company information here and your partner program can be listed in the database.

C. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. Gartner Identity and Access Management (IAM) Conference (December 10-12, Las Vegas)
  2. PerchyCon 2020 MSP Security Conference (January 29-31, Tampa, Florida)
  3. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  4. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  5. Black Hat USA 2020 (August 1-6, Las Vegas)
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar

Email me your news, rumors and tips for potential coverage here on MSSP Alert.

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