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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 05 August 2019

Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across that managed security services provider ecosystem.

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (SOCaaS), Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and MSP security providers — and those who need to partner up with such companies.
  • Frequency and Format: Every business morning. Typically one or two sentences for each item below.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to [email protected].

Here’s the daily business update for Monday, August 5, 2019.

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Black Hat USA 2019 News and Analysis: Our live blog from the conference continues here.

2. SIEM & ATT&CK Alignment: LogRhythm has released a module that aligns the company's NextGen SIEM Platform with ATT&CK. It will be demonstrated at the Black Hat conference.

3.  California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): Almost half of all survey respondents have never heard of the CCPA, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020, according to an ESET survey.

4. Ransomware Attack - Oklahoma Schools:  Broken Arrow Public Schools said they are recovering faster than expected after their network and servers were hit by ransomware, according to a local news affiliate.

5. U.S. Utility Cyberattacks: LookBack malware has been targeting U.S. utilities with phishing attacks that impersonate engineering licensing boards, Proofpoint warns.

6. North Carolina Cyber Scam: Cabarrus County in North Carolina suffered a social engineering scam that diverted a $2.5 million vendor payment made by the County. Of that total, $1.7 million remains missing, the county concedes.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. All Partner Programs: Search the comprehensive ChannelE2E Partner Program Database here. Also, submit your company information here and your partner program can be listed in the database.

C. Next Five Technology Conferences

  1. Black Hat USA 2019 (August 3-9, Las Vegas)
  2. EnergySec Security and Compliance Summit 2019 (August 19-21, Anaheim, California)
  3. GSX 2019: Global Security Exchange Conference (September 8-12, Chicago, Illinois)
  4. MSSP Accelerator – Sales and Marketing Summit (September 10-11, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  5. CISA Cybersecurity Summit 2019 (September 18-20, National Harbor, Maryland)
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar

Email me your news, rumors and tips for potential coverage here on MSSP Alert.

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.