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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 26 October 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. Triton Malware Warning: The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned a Russian government research institution that’s allegedly connected to Triton Malware. Triton (aka TRISIS/HatMan) is specifically designed to target and manipulate the industrial safety systems used by critical infrastructure facilities to protect human lives, a Treasury statement says. It is referred to as the most dangerous threat activity publicly known, the agency adds.

2. Ransomware Attack & U.S. Election System: A ransomware attack that hobbled a Georgia county government in early October reportedly disabled a database used to verify voter signatures in the authentication of absentee ballots, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

3. Distribution: Synnex has agreed to distribute Foresite’s cybersecurity services, managed network security monitoring, assessment and compliance services to IT resellers.

4. Partnership – MDR and Security Operations Center: Deeptree, a managed detection and response (MDR)  provider, has selected Stellar Cyber as its security operations center (SOC) platform.

5. Extended Detection and Response (XDR): Confluera 2.0, an XDR offering, features a “purpose-built cloud workload detection and response solution with the unique ability to deterministically track threats progressing through the environment,” the company asserts.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conferences

  1. Grayhat Virtual Cyber Conference (October 29-31, Virtual Conference)
  2. Exabeam Spotlight20 (November 9-11, Virtual Conference)
  3. Ignite20: Palo Alto Networks Conference (November 17-18, Virtual Conference)
  4. Black Hat Europe 2020 (December 7-10, Virtual Conference)
  5. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, San Francisco)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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