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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP): 03 August 2020

Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the 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.
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A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Investment – Smart Home Managed Security Services: Google is investing in ADT, and the duo is partnering to develop smart home security technology and services, the search giant and Top 200 MSSP say.

2. Ransomware Payment – Texas School District: Athens ISD will pay $50,000 to return school district data after a criminal ransomware attack against its servers. Because of the attack, the first day of school will have to be delayed by a week, Government Technology reports.

3. Ransomware Payment – Travel Firm: U.S. travel management firm CWT paid $4.5 million to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate files and said they had knocked 30,000 computers offline, according to a record of the ransom negotiations, Reuters reports.

4. Cyberattack or DNS Problem?: Telstra customers across Australia suffered Internet outages on August 2. The big Internet service provider initially claimed the issue involved a cyberattack. Then Telstra said the issue involved a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Then Telstra said the issue involved a DNS problem and not a cyber attack, Gizmodo reports

5. Virtual Security Summit: Ingram Micro’s Security Solutions Summit 2020 is confirmed for August 12-13.

B. Upcoming Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. Black Hat USA 2020 (August 1-6, Virtual Conference)
  2. Ingram Micro Security Solutions Summit 2020 (August 12-13, Virtual Conference)
  3. Exabeam Spotlight20 (November 9-11, Virtual Conference)
  4. Palo Alto Networks Ignite20 (November 9-12, Las Vegas)
  5. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, San Francisco)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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