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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 21 September 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. Top 250 MSSPs 2020: MSSP Alert unveiled the Top 250 MSSPs for 2020 on September 17. Find the entire list of honorees and research results here.

2. Cyber Insurance – Law Firms: USI Affinity and the American Bar Association (ABA) have partnered with Crum & Forster to offer a cyber liability insurance program for law firms nationwide, Insurance Journal reports.

3. Critical Windows Server Bug: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued an emergency alert requiring all federal departments and agencies to immediately patch any Windows servers vulnerable to the so-called Zerologon attack by today (Monday, September 21), citing an “unacceptable risk” to government networks, TechCrunch reports.

4. Phishing Attacks – Training and Mitigation: Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method called the Phish Scale that could help organizations better train their employees to avoid a particularly dangerous form of cyberattack known as phishing, NIST asserts.

5. Fraud Detection – Financial Services: M1 Finance, an online financial services company, is leveraging Rackspace and Amazon Web Services to bolster fraud detection.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conferences

  1. BlackBerry Security Summit 2020 (October 5-7, Virtual Conference)
  2. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2020 (October 14-15, Virtual Conference)
  3. CrowdStrike Fal.con 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (October 15-16, Virtual Conference)
  4. Exabeam Spotlight20 (November 9-11, Virtual Conference)
  5. Palo Alto Networks Ignite20 (November 17-19, Virtual Conference)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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