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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 25 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.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to [email protected].

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Talent - PAM: PTC veteran Matthew Cohen will join CyberArk as chief revenue officer, effective December 2, the privileged access management (PAM) security company has disclosed.

2. Talent - Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Jeanette Manfra, a senior cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security, plans to step down from her position, CyberScoop reports.

3. Ransomware Attacks New Jersey School District: The Livingston School District in New Jersey suffered a ransomware attack on November 22, and the district is now striving to recover from the attack. The district will have a delayed opening on November 25, Certain systems, including the district's main phone system, are offline.

4. Ransomware Attacks California School District: The Claremont Unified School District of California is the latest victim of a ransomware attack that has resulted in the shutdown of its internet, Newsbreak reports. The the email system was not working, and as a precaution, the district unplugged its Internet connection, the report says.

5. Ransomware Attacks French Hospital: Communication in The University Hospital Centre of Rouen in northern France got crippled after the ransomware attack back on November 15, 2-Spyware reports..

6. Ransomware Attacks 110 Nursing Home Organizations: The fallout appears massive, according to KrebsOnSecurity reporting.

7. Data Breach Lawsuit: Target is seeking $74 million in data breach reimbursement from an insurance company, DarkReading reports.

8. T-Mobile Breach: Details are here.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Container Security: Sonatype has introduced an open API that allows third-party container scanners to integrate with the company's Nexus Lifecycle platform.

2. 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.