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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 24 April 2018

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 Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

6. Kaspersky Lab Sanctions?: The U.S. government is considering sanctions against Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab as part of a wider round of action carried out against the Russian government, according to Cyberscoop. The U.S. government has already banned Kaspersky’s security software from federal networks, alleging the company may have ties to Russia’s government. The company has repeatedly and consistently denied the claims.

5. Talent: Trustwave’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand Anandh Maistry has departed after 16 months in the role. The Top 100 MSSP is seeking a replacement.

4. Vertical Markets: Top 100 MSSP BAE Systems and Dell EMC are partnering to promote secure hybrid cloud solutions for the U.S. government. The solution satisfies more than 900 security controls and offers the highest assurance enterprise desktop services available in the government, with more than 30 controls from Intelligence Community overlay subpart C (INT-C) for rapid deployment authorization, BAE and Dell assert.

3. Ransomware – New Attack: Hackers took down the website of the Ukrainian energy and coal ministry on Tuesday, posting a message in English demanding a ransom paid in Bitcoin to recover encrypted files, according to reports.

2. Ransomware – Atlanta Cleanup Costs: Atlanta has spent more than $2 million to recover from a ransomware attack, according to reports. Two Top 100 MSSPs — Secureworks and EY — are being paid $650,000 and $600,000, respectively, to assist the recovery, the chatter suggests. We’ll share more thoughts soon.

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