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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 24 July 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 update for Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

8. Healthcare Security: Singapore has disconnected computers from the internet at public healthcare centers to prevent cyberattacks of the kind that caused its worst breach of personal data, Reuters reports.

7. Iran Cyber Threats?: Iran has expanded its cyber attack capabilities and poses a danger to German companies and research institutions, according to this report covering Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency.

6. Russia Hackers Target U.S. Electric Grid: Hackers working for Russia claimed “hundreds of victims” last year in a giant and long-running campaign that put them inside the control rooms of U.S. electric utilities where they could have caused blackouts, The Wall Street Journal reports

5. Big Botnet?: A hacker known as ‘Anarchy’ apparently created a botnet spanning 18,000 Huawei routers

4. Merger Probe: European Union antitrust authorities have opened “an in-depth investigation” into potential anti-competitive harms posed by Thales’ $5.6 billion purchase of Gemalto, according to Law360. The concerns apparently involve control of encryption technology…

3. VMware NSX Vulnerability: Critical Start’s Section 8 Penetration Testing Team has discovered a security vulnerability in VMware NSX SD-WAN environments by Velocloud. The issue could affect routers, switches and firewalls, thereby exposing sensitive, network-based information to unauthorized access and use, Critical Start asserts.

2. Network Access Control: The new Pulse Policy Secure 9.0, an updated Network Access Control platform, includes updated visibility, usability, endpoint and IoT security, and threat response capabilities. 

1. Vertical Market Security: MetroMSP has unveiled a breach prevention platform for law offices and insurance agencies.

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