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Managed Security Services Provider Morning News: 28 November 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 Tuesday, November 28, 2017:

7. Corporate Breaches:  U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese nationals affiliated with a cyber security company in China with hacking into Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moody’s Analytics to steal business secrets, Reuters reports.

6. Cyber Insurance: Britain’s Pool Re, which helps insurers pay out claims on property damage caused by terror attacks, said it will extend its coverage to include damage and business interruption caused by acts of terrorism involving a cyber attack starting from April 2018, according to Reuters.

5. IoT Security Holes: A Trend Micro report covering Europe says Berlin (2.8 million devices) and London (2.5 million) have the most "exposed" gadgets and IoT devices connected to the Internet...

4. AWS Security Part One: Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program, and the companies are expanding their collaboration to deliver new cybersecurity solutions on AWS. The effort focuses heavily on application security, the two companies say.

3. AWS Security Part Two: In separate announcements, AlienVault USM and CrowdStrike Falcon, respectively, both say they are now available in the AWS Marketplace.

2. Barracuda Networks Acquired: Thoma Bravo, the massive private equity firm, is acquiring Barracuda Networks for $1.6 billion. Here's what the deal means to MSSPs and partners.

1. M&A: McAfee has acquired cloud access security broker (CASB) solution provider Skyhigh Networks for an undisclosed sum. Here's what that deal means to partners.

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.