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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 21 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.
  • Frequency and Format: Every business morning. Typically one or two sentences for each item below.
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A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Talent & Philanthropy: Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) has received a $150,000 gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to expand its work to recruit, retain and advance women in the cybersecurity field. Newmark is the founder of Craigslist.

2. Ransomware Circumvents Security Software: The evidence is here, according to findings from Nyotron.

3. IoT Security: BlackBerry Secure UEM & Productivity Suites are now available, the company says. The suites are designed to safeguard IoT (Internet of Things_ networks with secure access to tools, applications, and files for enhanced productivity, collaboration, and agility, BlackBerry says.

4. Research - Phishing Attacks: Barracuda's Q3 findings are here.

5. Research - Developers and Security: Nearly half of all software development teams lack a dedicated security expert, according to research from WhiteHat Security, a subsidiary of NTT Security, a Top 200 MSSP for 2019.

6. Research - Threat Intelligence: The latest report from Mimecast is here.

7.  Modem Vulnerability: SpiderLabs, a Trustwave research arm, has identified this modem vulnerability.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Channel Talent: Secureworks, a Top 200 MSSP for 2019, has hired NCR veteran Maureen Perrelli as its new chief channel officer, effective Nov. 18, 2019.

2. Threat Intelligence - ReversingLabs and Splunk: ReversingLabs has updated its application for Splunk Enterprise. ReversingLabs enriches Splunk data with malware analysis and local threat intelligence for real-time correlation and threat detection results, the company says.

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

Email me your news, rumors and tips for potential coverage 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.