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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 03 September 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.

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Hackers Disable MSP Backups: Details are here.

2. Ransomware Attacks and Bitcoin Pricing: Closely related?

3. Blockchain Security: Kaspersky unveils new offering.

4. Twitter CEO’s Account Hacked: The personal Twitter account of CEO Jack Dorsey was hacked on August 30 and filled with erratic and racist tweets, The Wall Street Journal notes. The hack apparently involved a so-called SIM Swapping incident at Dorsey’s mobile service provider.

5. Cyber Readiness Center: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is promoting a Cyber Readiness Center for assessments, cyber plans, policy development, employee training  and more.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. MSSP Honored: ON2IT, the global pure-play cybersecurity service provider, has received the Palo Alto Networks Global Managed Services Partner of the Year Award.

2. Middle East Security Services: Ooredoo and Atos have partnered to launch cybersecurity solutions for Qatar-based organizations.

3. 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. GSX 2019: Global Security Exchange Conference (September 8-12, Chicago, Illinois)
  2. MSSP Accelerator – Sales and Marketing Summit (September 10-11, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  3. CISA Cybersecurity Summit 2019 (September 18-20, National Harbor, Maryland)
  4. Exabeam Spotlight19 (September 30-October 2, San Francisco)
  5. EuroCACS/CSX 2019 (October 16-18, Geneva, Switzerland)
  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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