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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 10 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.
  • 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. Cybersecurity Firm Allegedly Hacked: The target was DataViper’s backend servers, ZDnet reports.

2. Cyber Insurance – Key Questions: Here are seven questions you need to consider before buying cyber insurance.

3.  SEC Ransomware Alert: See the July 10 alert here.

4. Intel Data Breach: Intel ($INTC) is investigating an alleged data breach that may involve 20GB of intellectual property accessed via an Intel partner portal, according to multiple reports.

5. NSA Geolocation Data Warning: The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is warning Department of Defense personnel to turn off applications and services that track geolocation data. Here’s why.

6. Open Source Security Foundation: Microsoft, Google, IBM and five other founding members have launched the Open Source Security Foundation to improve security in the open source software sector.

7. Research: Check Point’s Global 2020 Cloud Security Report is here.

B. Upcoming Cybersecurity Conferences

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