Managed Security Services Provider News: 04 October 2017

Each morning MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the global managed security services provider, SOC (security operations center) and IT outsourcing ecosystem. Here’s the rather lengthy lineup for Wednesday, October 4, 2017: 20. UK Cyber Attacks: More than 1,000 incidents were reported to the UK's National Cyber Security Centre in its first year of operation. Worried? Wait for the Year Two stats... 19. Equifax Errors: The former CEO of Equifax says human error led to security holes that triggered a massive security breach. Um... thanks for telling us what we already knew. How about some corrective processes? 18. Yahoo Breach - Triple the Burn?: Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications, according to Reuters. 17. Partnership: ShieldX is integrating Webroot BrightCloud Threat Intelligence Services with APEIRO to help enterprises effectively identify and automatically respond to suspicious activities within multi-cloud environments. 16. Reducing Security Alert Noise: Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) has unveiled an Alert Classification Platform. The event-orchestration solution uses big-data analytics rather than traditional SIEM to cleanse the alert pool and pinpoint genuine threats, the company claims. 15. SMB Security: Netwrix Corp., provider of a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, has launched a special Data Access Bundle tailored to meet the specific needs of SMBs. The bundle sounds like a limited time offer that expires in late November. Netwrix claims the bundle allows SMBs to control access to their unstructured data. 14. Data Breach Costs: What's the true cost of a data breach? Here are some updated thoughts. 13. Endpoint Detection and Response: Cylance has released CylanceOPTICS version 2.1, an artificial intelligence (AI) driven Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) component that provides organizations with constant endpoint security visibility, security event root cause analysis, threat hunting, as well as automated threat detection and response, the company claims. 12. Endpoint Detection and Response, Part Two: Kaspersky Lab has entered the endpoint protection and response market. 11. DHS Explains Kaspersky Ban (Sort Of): The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to bar federal agencies and departments from using Kaspersky Lab software was primarily based on open-source information, according to The Hill. Our response: Huh? Continue to page two for items 10 to 1 As promised, here are items 10 to 1 for today... 10. Security ROI: SonicWall's Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service apparently found and stopped new malware variants throughout Q2, and continues to enjoy rapid adoption. Need the details? Check in directly with the company.  9. FireEye Conference: The FireEye Cyber Defense Summit 2017 kicks off next week...
8. Cloud Security: Palo Alto Networks' Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) offering -- known as  the Aperture SaaS security service -- now protects several Amazon Web Services (AWS) solutions, including EC2, IAM and S3. 7. IPO: It looks like the ForeScout Technology IPO could occur as soon as this month... 6. Cyber Talent: A whopping 91 percent of security professionals plan to use outsourcing to address the cyber skills gap. 5. Cyber Insurance: The rising hacker threat will trigger a boom in cyber insurance, according to Tyrg, a cyber insurer. 4. Vulnerability Assessments: Digital Defense Inc. and TAG Cyber have launched VM3, short for the Vulnerability Management Maturity Model Assessment. The assessment will help large and small enterprises gain actionable intelligence on their vulnerability management program in under five minutes, the two companies claim. 3. MSSP Acquired: KPN has acquired QSight IT, an MSSP and public cloud consultancy in the Netherlands.
2. MSSP Expansion: Proficio, a Top 100 MSSP for 2017,  has opened a new Atlanta, Georgia office to expand cyber security operations in the U.S. Southeast region. 1. MSSP Milestone: Delta Risk, another Top 100 MSSP for 2017, is celebrating ten years in the MSSP and professional cyber security market. PS: Read Delta Risk's cybersecurity perspectives right here on MSSP Alert.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.