Managed Security Services Morning Alert: 23 May 2016

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 23, 2017:

7. Palo Alto Rebound?: Palo Alto Networks' stock is down 7 percent this year, and 16 percent the last 12 months, but Jefferies & Co. thinks the company will see better times as it moves past the hardest part of a recent product "refresh," according to Tech Trader Daily. Here's how ChannelE2E views Palo Alto Networks.

6. Malware - EternalRocks: The recent WannaCry malware attacks apparently were just the start of something bigger. Cybersecurity professionals and MSSPs are now bracing for EternalRocks, a network work that apparently leverages 7 NSA hacking tools...

5. Risk Management: NopSec, which specializes in cybersecurity controls measurement and risk remediation, has launched E3 Engine. The security analysis technology enables governments, enterprises, and midsize organizations to evaluate threat data, explore and assess the effectiveness of mitigating controls, and enrich its remediation prioritization information, NopSec claims. We're checking to see if there's a multi-tenant version for MSSPs.

4. WannaCry Evidence Points to North Korea?: Everyone's been asking "Who Dunnit?" ever since WannaCry malware emerged more than a week ago. Speculation ran rampant, pointing at one time or another to China, Korea or perhaps even Russia. But now Symantec says it's seeing some evidence leading back to North Korea.

3. SIEM: ManageEngine has launched new SIEM (security information and event management) capabilities in Log360, the company's cloud-based log auditing and incident management system.

2. Distribution - Security Ingram Micro has agreed to distribute AlienVault's unified security management portfolio.

1. Launch Day: Yup. Today is the official launch day for MSSP Alert. We'll send out an announcement on our social media channels and PR networks shortly. Thanks for joining us even before we make the public launch announcement.

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.