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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 24 October 2019

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.
  • 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. MSSP Contract Win: ABOITIZ Equity Ventures (AEV) has embraced BlueVoyant for MSSP services. BlueVoyant raised $82.5 million in Series B funding in May 2019.

2. Funding – IoT Security: Firedome, a Tel Aviv- and New York-based startup that initially focused on securing smart home devices, has pivoted into the enterprise and industrial verticals. The company now focuses on Internet of Things security, and recently raised $10 million in Series A funding from Two Sigma Ventures, with participation from World Trade Ventures and Silvertech Ventures.

3. New Ransomware – MedusaLocker: Sounds nasty.

4. Research – Millennials and Security Risks: Employees born and raised in the digital age — millennials — don’t necessarily follow cybersecurity best practices, an NTT research report says.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. SOC as a Service Partner Programs for MSPs: We expect plenty of industry news next week at ConnectWise IT Nation Connect 2019 in Orlando, Florida…

2. All Partner Programs: Search the comprehensive ChannelE2E Partner Program Database here. Also, submit your company information here and your partner program can be listed in the database.

C. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. Mimecast Cyber Resilience Summit (October 28-30, Dallas)
  2. Qualys Security Conference (November 18-21, Las Vegas)
  3. Infosecurity and ISACA North America Expo and Conference (November 20-21, New York)
  4. PercyhCon 2020 MSP Security Conference (January 29-31, Tampa, Florida)
  5. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar

Email me your news, rumors and tips for potential coverage here on MSSP Alert.

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