Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Morning News: 14 July 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 Friday, July 14, 2017:

6. Verizon Statement on AWS Data Leak: Following an AWS data leak involving a third-party consultant, Verizon says there has been no loss or theft of Verizon data or Verizon customer information. A third-party consultant had stored a massive Verizon customer database in the clear on AWS's Simple Storage Service (S3).

5. M&A - Network Security: Cisco is acquiring Observable Networks, which develops a security forensics solution that monitors endpoints. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal is part of a broader, company-wide Cisco Security initiative championed by CEO Chuck Robbins.

4. Encryption Back Doors?: Australia today proposed new laws to compel companies such as Apple and Facebook to provide security agencies access to encrypted messages, Reuters said. Major U.S. technology companies have previously pushed back against such legislation. We'll share more thoughts soon.

4. Partners of the Year: CyberArk announced its Americas Partners Excellence Awards this week at the company's Impact 2017 customer and partner conference. More than 1,000 customers and partners attended the Boston-based gathering. Among the honorees for various awards: Optiv, Herjavec Group and Digiware. The complete list of CyberArk Americas Partner Honorees is here.

3. Dell, Cylance Partnership: Dell has unveiled an "air gap" version of its Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise solution. It's designed to help highly-secure industries keep their endpoints isolated from the Internet, yet still deploy an advanced threat protection solution. Take a closer look and you'll notice that it includes Cylance technology. We'll share more thoughts soon.

Cylance’s Didi Dayton
Didi Dayton

2. Serious MSSP Momentum: Cylance's MSSP partner program has grown more than 200 percent since launching at last year's Black Hat USA conference, Didi Dayton, VP of worldwide channels, tells MSSP Alert. The cybersecurity company will be on hand for this year's conference -- where some new surprises may emerge. In particular: Keep an eye on so-called "micro-billing" capabilities. We'll share more details soon.

1. Black Hat Conference: Black Hat USA 2017 is still more than a week away but our meeting schedule for the conference is already fully packed. Still, we realize meeting cancelations sometimes occur. So if you'd like to check in for any last-minute meeting openings with MSSP Alert please email me ([email protected]).

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.