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Managed Security Services Provider Morning News: 07 December 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, December 7, 2017:

7. GDPR Compliance: Not sure how to address General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance? Anitian offers these four steps forward.

6. Unpaid Ransomware: A county in North Carolina yesterday refused to pay $23,000 in ransomware. After speaking with the FBI, secret service and other experts, the county determined that it's best path forward was to restore data from backup systems.

5. Hacked: Thieves apparently stole millions of dollars in bitcoin by hacking a cryptocurrency company called NiceHash, according to a Facebook update from the company.

4. Breach Fallout: Duke Energy is the latest company to say some of its customers may have been affected by a data breach revealed by PayPal Holdings last week...

3. Uber Breach Coverup: Uber apparently paid a 20-year-old Florida man to cover up last year's high-profile data breach. Multiple members of the company's security team have exited Uber following the breach controversy.

2. Email Encryption: ProtonMail Bridge claims to extend email encryption to popular clients like Outlook, Thunderbird and Apple Mail...

1. U.S. Government vs. Kaspersky Lab: The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is pushing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reveal which agencies have not fully complied with deadlines in a broad effort to identify and remove all Kaspersky Lab products from computers, according to The Hill. Kaspersky, meanwhile, is shutting down its U.S. government sales operations. The federal government has expressed concerns that Kaspersky may have ties to Russia's government. Kaspersky has repeatedly denied the allegations.

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.