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Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) News: 10 June 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 [email protected].

Here’s the daily business update for Monday, June 10, 2019.

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. M&A: United Technologies plans to merge its aerospace business with U.S. defense contractor Raytheon and form a new company worth well over $100 billion, Reuters reports. The deal could have potential implications in the government-focused cybersecurity and MSSP market. We'll share more details soon.

2. Baltimore Ransomware Attack - Apology: Baltimore's head of IT apologized for poor communications during the ransomware attack that crippled the the city's IT infrastructure, according to The Baltimore Sun. Cleanup costs from the so-called Baltimore RobbinHood Ransomware Attack are expected to top $18 million, the city has previously said.

3. Google Android Backdoor?: The details are in this Google Security Blog.

4. Funding - Railroad Cybersecurity: -- Cylus, which develops railroad and metro cybersecurity technology, has raised $12 million in Series A funding.

5. Threat Detection: SecBI has announced the extension of its agent-less, threat detection solution with automated response. Security operations centers (SOC) and managed security service providers (MSSPs) gain a solution that spans detection, investigation, and automated response, the company asserts.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Cybersecurity Partnerships

1. Partner Program Tips: Got anything to share? Email me the details.

C. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit (June 17-19, Maryland)
  2. AWS re:inforce Cloud Cybersecurity Conference 2019 (June 25-26, Boston, Massachusetts)
  3. MSSP Accelerator: Sales and Marketing Summit (July 10-11, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  4. Cyber:Secured Forum 2019 (July 29-31, Austin, Texas)
  5. Black Hat USA 2019 (August 3-9, Las Vegas)
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar

That’s what’s on our radar for today. Email me your news, rumors and tips for potential coverage here on MSSP Alert.

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.