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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 11 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.
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A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Cisco Managed Security Services: Cisco is touting Cisco SecureX Threat Response and Cisco Managed Detection Response (MDR) for partners. We’ll share more updates soon.

2. Funding – Data Store and Object Security (DSOS): Symmetry Systems has emerged from stealth a year after raising $3 million in seed funding. The round was led by ForgePoint Capital and Prefix Capital. Symmetry Systems’ flagship solution, DataGuard, provides unified visibility into data objects across all data stores, answering data security and compliance questions that traditional tools cannot, the company says.

3. Firewalls: SonicWall today unveiled new zero touch-enabled, multi-gigabit SonicWall TZ firewalls with SD-Branch capabilities, along with a redesigned cloud-native management console that helps streamline operations through fresh and modern user interfaces.

4. Partnership – OT/ICS: Claroty and Check Point Software Technologies have inked a technical alliance that allows customers and partners to protect and operational technology and industrial control system (ICS) networks from cyberattacks.

5. Update – Canon Ransomware Attack: A purported Canon internal memo apparently confirms that the printer and digital camera maker suffered a ransomware attack.

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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