RSA Conference 2019 and MSSP Cybersecurity News: 04 March 2019

Each business day, 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.

But this week, we’re blogging live from RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco. Several of the updates below surfaced at the massive security event.

Here’s the daily business update for Monday, March 4, 2019.

18. Mobile Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR): CrowdStrike has unveiled CrowdStrike Falcon for Mobile, an EDR solution for mobile devices. The software providers visibility into malicious, unwanted, or accidental access to sensitive corporate data, while protecting user privacy and without impacting device performance, CrowdStrike asserts.

17. Data Loss Prevention: Teramind announced the availability of its privacy-friendly software solutions to assist organizations to comply with data privacy requirements while implementing employee monitoring for insider threat detection and DLP, the company says.

16. Marriott Data Breach Price Tag: The Starwood Hotels data breach, disclosed in November 2018, has so far cost new parent Marriott and its insurer $28 million in combined cleanup fees, according to an earnings release from the company.

15. North Korea Hacker Activities: McAfee has revealed evidence that the Operation Sharpshooter campaign exposed in 2018 is more extensive in complexity, scope and duration of operations. The hacking group Lazarus, with alleged ties to North Korea, runs the campaign, McAfee asserts.

14. Ransomware Attack: The Park Rapids Area Schools of Park Rapids, Minnesota, have suffered a ransomware attack. We’re checking for more details.

13. Data Breach Responses: More than a third of companies are still unprepared to respond to a data breach, according to Experian’s latest annual research results.

12. Partner Program: Virtru, a data protection platform provider, has launched the Virtru Velocity Partner Program for VARs and VADs.

11. Penetration Testing – AWS Policy: Amazon will no longer require security pros running penetration tests on their cloud-based apps to get AWS’s permission first for such tests, GeekWire reports.

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