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Cybersecurity Research

Cybersecurity research and market forecasts for managed security services providers (MSSPs) from CompTIA, Gartner, Forrester Research and more.

Black Hat: Europe’s Cybersecurity Pros Question GDPR Data Privacy

Less than 25 percent of Europe’s top cybersecurity professionals believe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will noticeably effect data privacy, a Black Hat Europe 2018 attendee survey finds.

Top 10 Security Awareness Training Companies for 2019

The top 10 computer-based security awareness training tools, software platforms & technologies for phishing education, employee awareness, cyberattack prevention & more.

Survey: Employees’ Cybersecurity, Password Management Practices Getting Worse

Password reuse practices are getting worse, according to a cybersecurity survey and research report from SailPoint.

Top 10 Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) for 2019

Top 10 cloud access security brokers (CASBs) for 2019 based on Gartner Magic Quadrant. Includes MSSP Alert views on partner programs & channel commitments.

Datto Channel Ransomware Report: 92% of MSPs Expect Ongoing Attacks

Ransomware is the leading cyberattack experienced by small & medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a report from Datto shows.

National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition: The Details

The Rochester Institute of Technology will host a collegiate cybersecurity competition that involves penetration testing & critical infrastructure protection.

AlienVault Open Threat Exchange: 100K Participants, 36% YoY Growth

AT&T company AlienVault reports 36 percent year-over-year growth & 100,000 global participants for its Open Threat Exchange threat intelligence community.

Patch Management Failure: Why Known Vulnerabilities Remain Wide Open

Over 70 percent of discovered vulnerabilities remain unpatched one month later & 55 percent are unpatched three months down the road, Veracode’s research reveals.

Perch Security: Hackers Use Ryuk Ransomware to Collect $640K

Master managed security services provider (MSSP) Perch Security finds cybercriminals have used Ryuk ransomware to secure at least $640,000 from global orgs.

Business Insurer: UK SMBs Hit by 65,000 Cyberattacks Daily

United Kingdom (UK) small businesses suffer an estimated 65,000 cyberattacks daily, according to insurance provider Hiscox. Can European MSSPs save the day?