Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 13 November 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.
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A. Today’s MSSP Alerts
1. M&A – Mobile Security: HighSide and Hotshot Technologies are merging. The result: Hotshot’s time- and location-based identity policy enforcement unites with HighSide’s zero-trust messaging platform.
3. Mexico Ransomware Attack: Hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico’s Pemex, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyberattack that fouled up the company’s systems, Reuters reports.
4. Apple macOS Security – Part One: Jamf has launched Jamf Protect, an enterprise endpoint protection solution built for the Apple Mac and macOS. Jamf Protect is now generally available to commercial organizations in the United States.
6. Research – Cloud Security Market Forecast: Cloud security spending in the United States is expected to reach $1.93 billion by 2021, up from $675 million in 2016, PreciseSecurity.com forecasts.
7. SOAR – MITRE ATT&CK Framework: Siemplify, a provider of security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR), now delivers an integration to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, enabling security operations teams to incorporate rich data and actionable intelligence into their incident response workflows, the company asserts.
8. Business Transparency: Kaspersky is progressing with the relocation of its data storage and processing infrastructure to Switzerland by moving data from customers from the United States and Canada. In addition, the company is announcing plans to open its first Latin American Transparency Center in São Paulo, Brazil in January 2020. Critics allege Kaspersky may have ties to Russia’s government, but Kaspersky has firmly denied the claims, and taken multiple business and technology steps to assure partners and customers that the company’s cybersecurity tools are safe from prying eyes.
B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances
1. Partnership – MSSP Threat Detection: deepwatch, an MSSP, has inked a strategic partnership with Splunk. As a result, Splunk now integrates with deepwatch’s cloud SecOps platform. Customers gain increased visibility for threat detection and advanced analytics and insights, deepwatch asserts.
3. Partnership – SOAR: Devo Technology, a data analytics company, now integrates with Demisto, a Palo Alto Networks company. The integration, involving Demisto’s security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform, delivers increased visibility and shortened investigation and incident response times, the companies assert.
6. Partner Program – Security Awareness Training: KnowBe4, a unicorn focused on security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has launched a new partner program led by Tony Jennings, SVP of global channel sales.
C. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences
- Qualys Security Conference (November 18-21, Las Vegas)
- Infosecurity and ISACA North America Expo and Conference (November 20-21, New York)
- PercyhCon 2020 MSP Security Conference (January 29-31, Tampa, Florida)
- RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
- Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
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