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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 07 May 2019

Each business day, 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 daily business update for Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

6. Expansion: Fishtech Group recently held a grand opening for its Cyber Defense Center, Kansas City Business Journal reports. The $10 million facility is designed to be attractive to cybersecurity-conscious customers, as well as high-demand tech workers, the report says.

5. Training: Fortinet has expanded its Fortinet Network Security Academy (FNSA) program, including The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) in Singapore, NTUC LearningHub in Singapore and Faculdade de Tecnologia FIAP in Brazil. The Network Security Academy program is available in more than 60 different countries and is comprised of over 150 Academies. The academy program, which is part of Fortinet’s Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute, provides cybersecurity training and certification curricula for high schools, colleges and universities with the mission to prepare the future workforce with cybersecurity skills sought after by employers.

4. Partnership - Identity Management: Remme and Ubisecure are partnering to create identity solutions using blockchain technology.

3. Partnership - SolarWinds & SentinelOne: The duo officially unveiled their partnership for SolarWinds Endpoint Detection and Response. MSSPAlert discovered details about the relationship last month.

2. Ransomware Goes Mainstream: 60 Minutes, the CBS News program, on Sunday took a close look at ransomware attacks that have hit U.S. cities and airports over the past year or so. Among the experts offering guidance on the program: Tom Pace, VP, global enterprise solutions and analyst relations, at BlackBerry Cylance. Additional outtakes from the CBS report are here. Also, Pace offers additional perspectives in this podcast.

1. SOC as a Service: Cygilant has joined the AT&T Cybersecurity Partner Program to help AlienVault USM Anywhere customers with managed security services. Cygilant, formerly known as EiQ Networks, raised about $7 million in private equity funding in 2017 to its previous $31 million haul.

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.