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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 12 February 2020


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. Partnership - Cyber Insurance & Threat Intelligence: Cysurance and Red Sky Alliance have partnered to provide cyber risk management services to businesses.

2. Partnership - SD-WANs: Fortinet Secure SD-WAN now integrates with Amdocs’ extensible orchestration solution. MSPs and MSSPs, in turn, can deliver managed SD-WAN and security services across customer premises, data centers and the cloud, while reducing deployment and operational costs, the companies assert.

3. Partnership - Security Awareness: GuardSight, a Top 200 MSSP for 2019, cybersecurity as a service, and managed detection and response (MDR) company, has formed a partnership with AwareGo to expand its service offering and offer security awareness services to its customers. PS: GuardSight is a master at sending MSSP Alert concise, on-message updates specifically for our readers.

4. Cloud Distribution - Security Alerting: Pax8 has agreed to offer Novacoast's novaSOC to partners. novSOC is a monitoring and alerting security service that consolidates input from multiple threat intelligence sources to validate indicators of network compromise, the companies say.

5. Talent - Endpoint Protection: SentinelOne has hired Cohesity veteran Mark Parrinello as senior VP of global sales.

6. A Living Computer Virus?: That's how Kaspersky describes the KBOT malware.

7. Funding - SOCaaS: Cysiv, a security operations center as a service (SOCaaS) company, has raised $26 million in Series A financing from ForgePoint Capital. Trend Micro incubated Cysiv and also invested in the round through the Trend Forward Capital arm.

8. Device Security: Forescout Technologies has updated its platform to further safeguard devices linked to Internet of Things (IoT) networks and operational technology (OT) systems.

9. SIEM for SOC Analysts: Devo Technology has announced Devo Security Operations, a security operations solution that leverages auto enrichment, threat intelligence community collaboration, a central evidence locker, and a streamlined analyst workflow.

10. Research - Ransomware Attack Costs: EmsiSoft offers a country-by-country look at ransomware attack costs here.

B. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  2. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  3. OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California)
  4. SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Training Conference (April 3-10, Orlando, Florida)
  5. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2020 (May 13-14, Chicago).
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar
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.