Managed Security Services Morning Alert: 16 May 2017


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

Here’s the lineup for Tuesday, May 16, 2017:

6. Bell Canada Hacked: A hacker has stolen roughly 1.9-million active email addresses from Bell Canada. Moreover, the hacker also gained access to active phone numbers and names of around 1,700 customers, according to Canadian Press.

5. Mobile Device Security: Zimperium, which specializes in enterprise mobile threat defense (MTD), now integrates with Microsoft Azure. The solution delivers real-time, on-device threat detection and remediation for Android and iOS devices. The platform's management console, zConsole, integrates with enterprise mobility management (EMM), security incident and event monitoring (SIEM) and single-sign-on (SSO) solutions. Zimperium deployment options include shared SaaS, dedicated SaaS and on-premise (via an organization's private cloud).

4. WannayCry Attacks - Who Done It?: Some experts suspect North Korea was somehow involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks, which allegedly leveraged NSA software to target Windows PCs across roughly 100 countries...

3. Ransomware Lawsuits Against MSSPs?: Let's assume you're an MSSP that failed to apply Windows software patches to PCs. Can you be held liable for WannaCry ransomware malware? The debate has started...

2. China Cybersecurity Law: Trade groups representing U.S., European and Asian companies called on China to delay a cybersecurity law set to go into force June 1, saying it could discriminate against foreign businesses, according to The Wall Street Journal.

1. Countdown to Launch: Yup. We wrote this blog on Tuesday, May 16 — just a bit before MSSP Alert’s anticipated launch day later this month.

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.