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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 06 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.
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Here’s the daily business update for Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Black Hat USA 2019 News and Analysis: Our live blog from the conference, updated multiple times daily, continues here.

2. MSSP Rebrands: MKACyber, a Top 100 MSSP in 2018,  has re-branded as W@tchTower LLC. The company develops a security operations center (SOC) platform and associated MSSP services for end-customers.

3. Threat Intelligence and SOAR: Recorded Future has upgraded its threat intelligence offering with three new features: (1) Security Control Feeds; (2) enhanced SOAR integrations; and (3) new curated threat hunting packages.

4. Threat Intelligence and Email: Mimecast, an email and data security company, has introduced Mimecast Threat Intelligence -- which offers customers a deeper understanding of the cyber threats their organizations face, the company says.

5. Application Security - Oracle & SAP: deepwatch, a managed security services provider, has embraced Onapsis for a managed application monitoring, detection and response solution that protects SAP and Oracle applications, among others.

6. Cloud SIEM Upgrade: Devo Technology has unveiled a new vision of the company's cloud-based SIEM platform.

7. Vulnerability Management: Tenable has unveiled Predictive Prioritization capabilities within and for vulnerability management in the cloud and on-premises. The capabilities "accelerate the discovery, prioritization and remediation of vulnerabilities before they are published in the National Vulnerability Database (NVD)," Tenable asserts.

8. Security Analytics and SOCs: Stellar Cyber has launched Starlight 3.3, a first Unified Security Analytics Platform that supports (1) AI-based dynamic phishing detection and automated event correlation.

9. Marriott Data Breach Costs: Marriott said Monday it booked a $126 million charge in the latest quarter tied to a massive data breach disclosed last year and lowered financial projections for the year, The Wall Street Journal reports.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Talent: Bitdefender has hired Fortinet channel veteran Bill Bellano to tighten the endpoint security provider's bond with its top solution providers in North America, CRN reports.

2. Partnership - Threat Intelligence: ReversingLabs now integrates with Anomali, providing complementary and synergistic feeds of malware indicators, the companies say.

3. 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.