Managed Security Service Provider Morning News: 05 October 2017


Each morning MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the global managed security services provider, SOC (security operations center) and IT outsourcing ecosystem.

Here’s the lineup for Thursday, October 5, 2017:

5. U.S. Security Holes: A recent SEC hack isn't the only security concern plaguing the federal government. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), one of Wall Street’s top regulators, must strengthen its protections against hacking, according to a report the agency’s internal inspector, Reuters says.

4. Kaspersky Won't Exit U.S. Market: Kaspersky Lab says it will remain in the U.S. market, despite the fact that the Department of Homeland Security has banned Kaspersky's security products from federal networks. The feds claim Kaspersky could have ties to Russia's government. The software company has repeatedly denied the claims.

3. Partner Program: Digital Guardian has enhanced its Synergy Global Partner Program for resellers and MSPs. "The enhancements will offer enriched programs..." Um. Sounds a little redundant but you get the idea.

2. Oracle Security Suite: Oracle has launched the Oracle Identity Security Operations Center (SOC) portfolio of services and Oracle Management Cloud. Together, the offerings "will help enterprises forecast, reduce, detect, and resolve cybersecurity threats and assist in efforts to remediate application and infrastructure performance issues." We'll share more thoughts soon.

1. Endpoint Security: ePlus, the well-known IT solutions and security provider, has embraced Secdo's Automated Endpoint Security and Incident Response software. Secdo's solutions are now generally available to ePlus's global customer base for the continuous monitoring, automated response, surgical remediation, and preemptive defense of endpoints against emerging threats, the companies say.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.