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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 03 April 2020

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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.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to [email protected].

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Endpoint Protection - CrowdStrike MSSP Support: Here's the strategy.

2. Zoom Security Fixes: Zoom's CEO has apologized for security issues and vowed to address those issues before the video conferencing company rolls out any feature enhancements.

3. Growth - Security Awareness Training: KnowBe4, a provider of security awareness training and simulated phishing solutions, says sales grew 40 percent in Q1 2020 vs. Q1 2019. The privately held, venture-backed company did not disclose actual revenue or profit figures. Also, the disclosed time period largely covers the pre-coronavirus pandemic in the United States. KnowBe4 has not disclosed if or how the pandemic is impacting current business.

4. Research - Ransomware Contingency Plans: Roughly 45% of business employee in North America (U.S. and Canada) don't know the proper steps to take in response to a ransomware attack at work, Kaspersky research finds.

5.  Ransomware Defeated?: Active Cypher claims to have a new solution that defeats ransomware...

6. COVID-19 Phishing Attack Mitigation: VADE Secure's guidance is here.

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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.