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Managed Security Services Provider Morning News: 02 November 2017

Each morning MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the global managed security services provider, SOC (security operations center) and IT outsourcing ecosystem.

Here’s the lineup for Thursday, November 2, 2017

7. Cloud Distribution: ProtectWise, an enterprise security platform for  pervasive visibility, automated threat detection and forensic exploration, is now available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

6. Small Business Cyber Insurance: Not sure how to navigate the cyber insurance market? This guide and research for small businesses may help.

5. Arrested: UK authorities have arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly launching DDoS attacks on online services like Google, Skype, and Pokemon, but also for selling malware online, according to BleepingComputer.

4. Security Contract: CSRA has won a five-year, $163 million contract to provide endpoint security to DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency). The work had been bogged down by a bid protest by AT&T, according to Washington Technology. But on Oct. 20, AT&T withdrew its protest over how the evaluation was conducted, the report said.

3. Passwords: FireEye has released GoCrack, an open source tool for managing password cracking tasks across multiple machines. Password cracking tools allow security professionals to test password effectiveness, develop improved methods to securely store passwords, and audit current password requirements, FireEye asserts.

2. Risk Management: Illusive Networks, which focuses on deception-based cybersecurity, has launched a dashboard that provides current state visibility into the likelihood that an APT-style attack in a customer’s environment would be successful.

1. Hilton Breach Penalty: The attorneys general of New York and Vermont both announced that their joint investigation into two Hilton data breaches has resulted in a $700,000 penalty and a promise to strengthen security, Engadget reported.

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