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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 02 March 2020

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. Private Equity – Cybersecurity: After a brief delay, private equity firm Thoma Bravo has completed its buyout of cybersecurity firm Sophos. A major focus on MSP-centric deployments remains in place.

2. M&A and Cyber Due Diligence: It ain’t easy, according to a West Monroe Partners survey.

3. Ransomware Attacks Fortune 500 Firm: Emcor has suffered a ransomware attack, the $9 billion company has confirmed.

4. Ransomware Payment – Georgia: The City of Cartersville, Georgia, paid hackers $380,000 to recover from a ransomware attack, The Daily Tribune News reports.

5. Ransomware Payments – Total Cost: Ransomware victims paid attackers more than $140 million over the past six years to decrypt data, the FBI says.

6. Cisco SecureX Strategy: More details are here.

B. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  2. OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California) — coronavirus precautions
  3. SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Training Conference (April 3-10, Orlando, Florida)
  4. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2020 (May 13-14, Chicago)
  5. Fortinet Accelerate 2020 (May 16-21, New York)
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar
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