Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Morning News: 29 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 Thursday, June 29, 2017:

6. AWS Cloud Security, Auditing: The Vaultive Cloud Security Platform can now apply advanced privileged account management protections and activity auditing capabilities to the AWS administration console, giving IT teams fine-grained control over their IaaS resources. We're checking to see if Vaultive offers a multi-tenant approach for MSPs and MSSPs.

5. Hacker Group Threatens Banks: The Armada Collective hacking group has issued a ransom demand of approximately $315,000 to seven South Korean banks, threatening to launch distributed denial of service attacks against each of their organizations, according to SC Media.

4. Managed Security: Centripetal Networks, a provider of Real-Time Network Defense solutions, has launched CleanINTERNET, a managed security service offering.

3. Australia Managed Security Services: Telstra and Tesserent are partnering to launch a managed security service for SMB customers in Australia, ARN reported.

2. Kaspersky Lab Ban?: U.S. senators sought on Wednesday to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab's products from use by the military because of fears the company is vulnerable to "Russian government influence," a day after the FBI interviewed several of its U.S. employees as part of a probe into its operations, Reuters reported. Kaspersky says the U.S. government's claims are without merit. We'll share more thoughts soon on MSSP Alert.

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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.