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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 24 April 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. M&A: Forescout shareholders have approved the company’s sale to Advent International and Crosspoint Capital Partners.

2. Attack Simulations: AttackIQ has released an emulation plan for enterprises to test the effectiveness of their security controls against a cyberattack from APT29 threat actors. The AttackIQ plan is derived from MITRE ATT&CK-based tactics.

3. Microsoft Teams Security: McAfee MVISION Cloud now supports encryption enhancements in Microsoft Teams. The capability further protects Teams customers from potential hackers and prying eyes.

4. Security Monitoring: Datadog’s cloud-based monitoring platform now features Security Monitoring. The move essentially extends Datadog’s platform from developers and IT operations teams to security engineers, the company says. Datadog also has a growing base of MSPs.

5. Embedded Security: Kaspersky has launched a new version of Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security. The offering can now can remotely manage and update ATM and point of sale (PoS) devices located in areas with a 2G internet connection.

6. Distribution – Cybersecurity Training: Tech Data has agreed to distribute RangeForce, a cloud-based cybersecurity simulation and training platform. Tech Data will provide the RangeForce CyberSkills Platform to partners as well as use it as a hands-on simulated training solution in its Arizona-based Cyber Range.

7. Cybersecurity Collaboration: Trustwave, a Top 200 MSSP, has expanded its cybersecurity collaboration platform globally.

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