Managed Security Services Provider Morning News: 20 June 2017

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

Here’s the lineup for Tuesday, June 20, 2017:

Mike Lapeters
Mike Lapeters

5. Hits and Misses: At least 20 security-minded technology companies -- including folks from AppRiver, AlienVault, Cylance , SophosWebroot and VIPRE -- are attending this week's ConnectWise Automation Nation 2017 conference in Orlando, Fla. AlienVault Channel Chief Mike Lapeters, for one, was on hand last night to answer questions at the company's booth. Roughly 1,000 attendees -- including hundreds of MSPs -- are on hand for the conference. Noticeably absent: McAfee and Symantec... a major missed opportunity for both security giants.

4. No Encryption Back Doors?: The European parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has put forward a proposal that would prevent governments of EU Member States from backdooring end-to-end encrypted services, according to Tech Crunch. Governments across the world -- including the United States -- have sometimes pushed device makers and security companies to offer "back doors" in their products to help combat terrorists who use such systems.

3 . Voter Security: Voter information for 200 million Americans was available on a public server accessible by anyone via the Internet, according to security company UpGuard. Who created the weak link? The alleged culprit was Deep Root Analytics, which helps Republican campaigns choose which voters to target with TV advertising, according to UpGuard.

2.  Government Compliance: Proofpoint says its cloud-based Email Protection and Information Protection solutions have achieved in-process status for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), under the sponsorship of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). What does "in-process status" actually mean? Hmmm... We're tracking down the answer.

MKACyber CEO Mischel Kwon

1. Funding - MSSP: MKACyber, a managed security operations services provider (MSSP) and security consulting firm with SOC expertise, has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding. The company, led by CEO Mischel Kwon, will leverage the growth capital for sales and channel initiatives, customer support and marketing activities. We'll share more details soon.

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.