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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 19 December 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. Galt City Ransomware Attack: Hackers have crippled key computer systems for the city of Galt in pursuit of a ransom payment, an ABC News affiliate reports.

2. Microsoft Office 365 Exploits: Microsoft Office represents more than 70 percent of the most commonly exploited applications worldwide, PreciseSecurity reports.

3. Talent – BlackBerry Cylance vs SentinelOne: BlackBerry has accused SentinelOne of systematically poaching its top talent during a court hearing in central London where the Canadian company tried to block a salesman from jumping ship, The Register reports.

4. Research – MyKings Botnet: A SophosLabs report takes a close look at MyKings and the “Slow but Steady Growth of a Relentless Botnet.”

5. Endpoint Protection – Asia Pacific: SentinelOne has announced a localized version of the SentinelOne platform for the Japanese market, and is hiring sales and support professionals in the region. Actual headcount figures were not disclosed. On a related note, the company has generated 600 percent year-over-year growth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market, though actual financial figures were not disclosed. Meanwhile, SentinelOne has quietly gained momentum in the MSP and MSSP partner markets. The company has relationships with ConnectWise; ConnectWise’s recently acquired Continuum business; and SolarWinds MSP.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Cyber Insurance & Risk Mitigation: The Hartford‘s Cyber Center now includes detection of digital risk exposure from Terbium Labs, as well as a custom product that uses BlackBerry’s CylancePROTECT to safeguard business infrastructure.

2. Network Security: Nozomi Networks Inc., a provider of OT and IoT security, has received Cisco Compatible certification to integrate with Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE).

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 Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. CPX 360: Check Point 2020 Conference (January 27-29, New Orleans)
  2. PerchyCon 2020 MSP Security Conference (January 29-31, Tampa, Florida)
  3. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  4. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  5. OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California)
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar

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