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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 20 December 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.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to [email protected].

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Talent: Abacode, a Top 200 MSSP for 2019, has hired Air Force veteran Toney Jennings as chief revenue officer (CRO).

2. M&A - Fraud Prevention: F5 Networks has acquired Shape for $1 billion. The deal will blend application security, bot network defenses and fraud prevention services for partners and customers.

3. Wawa Data Security Breach: Wawa has disclosed a security breach involving malware that ran on the company's network from March 2019 until December 12, 2019. The breach has now been contained, CEO Chris Gheysens disclosed in a letter to Wawa customers.

4. Facebook Privacy and Security: Facebook will no longer feed user phone numbers provided to it for two-factor authentication into its “people you may know” feature, as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of its privacy practices, Reuters reports.

5. BlackBerry Financial Results: BlackBerry beat quarterly revenue estimates on Friday, boosted by sales from its licensing and the BlackBerry Cylance cybersecurity businesses, Reuters notes.

6. SOC and MDR Expansion: Arctic Wolf Networks, a security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service company, has expanded its Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service to support Managed Containment capabilities. The result: Customers gain improved resilience through host isolation when indicators of compromise on those systems are detected, Arctic Wolf asserts.

7. 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.

B. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. CPX 360: Check Point 2020 Conference (January 27-29, New Orleans)
  2. PerchyCon 2020 MSP Security Conference (January 29-31, Tampa, Florida)
  3. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  4. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  5. OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California)
  6. 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.