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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 15 October 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. M&A – Private Equity and Cybersecurity Consulting: BGH Capital, a private equity firm, has rolled 12 cybersecurity consulting companies into a single firm called CyberCX. The Australia-based rollup includes firms formerly known as Alcorn, Assurance, Asterisk, CQR, Diamond, Enosys, Klein&Co., Phriendly Phishing, Sense of Security, Shearwater, TSS and YellIT. More acquisitions are expected.

2. Endpoint Security and SIEM: Elastic has launched Elastic Endpoint Security, based on the recent Endgame acquisition. The move combines SIEM and endpoint security, the company says.

3. Symantec Endpoint Overhaul: Symantec has launched with Symantec Endpoint Security (SES), which now delivers protection, detection and response in a single solution, as well as new attack surface reduction, threat hunting, and breach assessment and prevention capabilities, the company asserts.

4. Cloud-based Security: Forcepoint has expanded the company’s global cloud infrastructure to enable enterprises and government agencies to securely access web-based content whether they are in the office, at a remote location or on the road, the company says.

5. Network Audit Software: Opmantek Software has launched Open-AudIT Cloud, a SaaS-based network auditing solution.

6. Talent – CISO: Equinix has hired Digital Realty veteran Michael Montoya as CISO.

7. Industrial Security: Forescout Technologies has upgraded its SilentDefense platform for industrial control security. A new Asset Risk Framework has a central dashboard scoreboard to help users determine their current security risk exposure, identify assets that have a high potential of being attacked and enable engineers to take action on the assets that need attention, the company says.

8. Update – California Privacy Laws: California’s data breach notification law will extend to cover passports and biometric data in January 2020.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Partnership – SIEM: Modern Grid Partners (MGP), a consulting firm focused on utilities, has embraced empow for SIEM capabilities.

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. EuroCACS/CSX 2019 (October 16-18, Geneva, Switzerland)
  2. Mimecast Cyber Resilience Summit (October 28-30, Dallas)
  3. Infosecurity and ISACA North America Expo and Conference (November 20-21, New York)
  4. RSA Conference USA 2020 (February 24-28,  2020, San Francisco)
  5. Black Hat USA 2020 (August 1-6, Las Vegas)
  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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