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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 01 July 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 Joe@AfterNines.com.

Here’s the daily business update for Monday, July 1, 2019.

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Funding: NowSecure, a provider of mobile app security and privacy testing solutions, has raised $15 million in Series B preferred stock financing led by ForgePoint Capital.

2. Ransomware Attack – Crisis Management: The City of Riviera Beach, Florida, apparently has hired a crisis management PR team after town officials approved a ransomware payment to hackers. The municipality is one of three Florida cities to suffer cybersecurity incidents in recent weeks.

3. Ryuk Ransomware – UK Warning: The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a Ryuk Ransomware Advisory. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also noted the advisory

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Fortinet’s MSSP Strategy: CEO Ken Xie and CFO Keith Jensen share some MSSP-centric data points here.

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 Technology Conferences

  1. MSSP Accelerator: Sales and Marketing Summit (July 10-11, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  2. Cyber:Secured Forum 2019 (July 29-31, Austin, Texas)
  3. Black Hat USA 2019 (August 3-9, Las Vegas)
  4. EnergySec Security and Compliance Summit 2019 (August 19-21, Anaheim, California)
  5. GSX 2019: Global Security Exchange Conference (September 8-12, Chicago, Illinois)
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar

Email me your news, rumors and tips for potential coverage here on MSSP Alert.

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