Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 12 February 2020
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.
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A. Today’s MSSP Alerts
1. Partnership – Cyber Insurance & Threat Intelligence: Cysurance and Red Sky Alliance have partnered to provide cyber risk management services to businesses.
2. Partnership – SD-WANs: Fortinet Secure SD-WAN now integrates with Amdocs’ extensible orchestration solution. MSPs and MSSPs, in turn, can deliver managed SD-WAN and security services across customer premises, data centers and the cloud, while reducing deployment and operational costs, the companies assert.
3. Partnership – Security Awareness: GuardSight, a Top 200 MSSP for 2019, cybersecurity as a service, and managed detection and response (MDR) company, has formed a partnership with AwareGo to expand its service offering and offer security awareness services to its customers. PS: GuardSight is a master at sending MSSP Alert concise, on-message updates specifically for our readers.
4. Cloud Distribution – Security Alerting: Pax8 has agreed to offer Novacoast‘s novaSOC to partners. novSOC is a monitoring and alerting security service that consolidates input from multiple threat intelligence sources to validate indicators of network compromise, the companies say.
5. Talent – Endpoint Protection: SentinelOne has hired Cohesity veteran Mark Parrinello as senior VP of global sales.
6. A Living Computer Virus?: That’s how Kaspersky describes the KBOT malware.
7. Funding – SOCaaS: Cysiv, a security operations center as a service (SOCaaS) company, has raised $26 million in Series A financing from ForgePoint Capital. Trend Micro incubated Cysiv and also invested in the round through the Trend Forward Capital arm.
8. Device Security: Forescout Technologies has updated its platform to further safeguard devices linked to Internet of Things (IoT) networks and operational technology (OT) systems.
9. SIEM for SOC Analysts: Devo Technology has announced Devo Security Operations, a security operations solution that leverages auto enrichment, threat intelligence community collaboration, a central evidence locker, and a streamlined analyst workflow.
10. Research – Ransomware Attack Costs: EmsiSoft offers a country-by-country look at ransomware attack costs here.
B. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences
- RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
- Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
- OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California)
- SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Training Conference (April 3-10, Orlando, Florida)
- VMware Carbon Black Connect 2020 (May 13-14, Chicago).
- Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar