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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 04 June 2018

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 update for Monday, June 4, 2018.

9. Data Breach Notification Law: Beginning on Sept. 1, Colorado businesses will have just 30 days to inform customers if their private data has been compromised in a breach — the shortest time frame of any state in America, according to The breach notification requirement is part of Bill 1128, which Gov. John Hickenlooper signing into law last week.

8. DoD Contract Review: The Pentagon’s watchdog is reviewing the process that won cybersecurity startup Tanium hundreds of millions in federal contracts, according to Bloomberg. Tanium, along with partner World Wide Technology, won a $750 million contract to increase security of Army networks late last year.

7. Talent Part One: Kroll has named Dani Dilkin as an associate managing director in the company's Cyber Security and Investigations practice. He's based in Kroll's São Paulo office, an will lead the company's cybersecurity business in Brazil.

6. Talent Part TwoMastercard has hired Simon Hunt as executive VP of the company's cybersecurity solutions unit. He previously held key posts at Winmagic, Intel and McAfee.

5. Talent Part Three LBMC, an accounting and business consulting firm, has named Mark Burnette to lead the company's Risk Services practice. Burnette will lead a national team of cybersecurity and audit professionals focused on customers' compliance needs, risk assessments, penetration testing, security program consulting and cyber forensics. The team's former leader, Thomas Lewis, now oversees LBMC’s managed security services company, LBMC Information Security, as its CEO. The  MSSP provides around-the-clock security monitoring utilizing a proprietary monitoring platform and expert analysts, according to The Chattanoogan.

4. Re-branding: ITC Secure is rebranding its SBD Advisors (SBD) business as ITC Global Advisors. The new name follows the April 2018 acquisition of SBD by ITC. William ‘Chip’ Colbert is managing director of the newly branded business unit.

3. Partner: Galix has become the first African partner to receive SonicWall’s Platinum Partner status, the IT solutions provider says.

2. Distribution: Cloud Distribution, a cloud-first distributor, has added the Pcysys penetration testing platform to its cybersecurity portfolio.

1. New Palo Alto Networks CEO: The security company has hired Google search veteran Nikesh Arora as its new CEO and chairman. He'll join the company this Wednesday, June 6.

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.