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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 06 May 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.
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A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Microsoft Acquiring MSSP-friendly Cyber Startup?: Details are here.

2. Integration – Microsoft Azure Security: ESET has upgraded its Security Management Center for Microsoft Azure, providing organizations with real-time network visibility and allowing them to oversee thousands of servers, desktops and mobile devices via a single pane of glass, the cybersecurity software company says.

3. Microsoft Office 365 Phishing Attacks: The US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued a rare cyber-security alert warning member organizations of “a widespread, ongoing phishing campaign,” ZDnet reports.

4. IIoT Brute Force Attacks: Details about Kaiji malware attacks are here.

5. Cybersecurity Layoffs: Targeted staff cuts across the cybersecurity industry continue.

6. Talent – Security Software: McAfee has hired Cisco veteran Lynne Doherty as executive VP, global sales and marketing for the =enterprise business.

7. Talent – MSSP & MDR Services: Digital Hands — a Top 200 MSSPSOCaaS and MDR (managed detection and response) cybersecurity service provider — has hired SecureWorks veteran Jeff Multz as chief revenue officer (CRO).

8. Talent – Vulnerability Management: ZeroNorth has hired Chris Riley as senior vice president of sales — including channel programs.

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