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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 12 September 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].

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Talent: Agio, an MSSP with managed detection and response (MDR) expertise, has hired Optiv and ArcSight veteran Peter Schawacker as managing director of cybersecurity operations. Most recently, Schawacker operated an independent cybersecurity consulting firm and also founded Sentinel Hackers, a technology user group for Azure Sentinel practitioners.

2. Data-Centric Security: Seclore is promoting the Seclore Endpoint Auto-Protector SDK, which "enables rapid integration of data-centric security with applications that run on end-users' devices including Endpoint DLP, eDiscovery, Data Classification, and Data Governance solutions," the company asserts.

3. Container Security: StackRox, a security provider for containers and Kubernetes, has launched the StackRox App for the Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform.

4. Medical Equipment Vulnerability: Bishop Fox, a major cybersecurity professional services firm, has discovered a vulnerability with OpenEMR -- a widely used medical records management tool.

5. Government Cloud Services: McAfee MVISION Cloud is being prioritized for FedRAMP High authorization based on demand from federal government agencies and approval by the Joint Authorization Board (JAB), the software company says.

6. EU-US Privacy Shield: The White House on Wednesday issued a statement of continued support for the U.S.-European Union Privacy Shield program, as government officials from both sides of the Atlantic gather this week for an annual review of the program, Inside Security reports.

7. Hacker Attacks Target Universities: The COBALT DICKENS threat group persists despite law enforcement actions and public disclosures, conducting another global campaign targeting universities, Secureworks reports.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Talent: AT&T Cybersecurity, owner of AlienVault, has hired Dicker Data veteran Tim Windever to spearhead its growth in the Australia and New Zealand channel, ARN reports.

2. Service Provider - Fortinet: AeroNet, a business ISP in Puerto Rico, has joined the Fortinet Partners Program.

3. Security Awareness Training: Hook Security Inc., a channel-only security awareness training company, has launched a new Partner Portal.

4. Distribution: Tech Data has agreed to distribute OPAQ's cloud-based, network security-as-a-service platform to U.S. service providers.

5. VAR Engagement: Cyber security specialist CySure has partnered with GBMS Tech as a value added reseller, the two companies have confirmed.

C. Next Five Technology Conferences

  1. CISA Cybersecurity Summit 2019 (September 18-20, National Harbor, Maryland)
  2. Exabeam Spotlight19 (September 30-October 2, San Francisco)
  3. EuroCACS/CSX 2019 (October 16-18, Geneva, Switzerland)
  4. Infosecurity and ISACA North American Expo and Conference (November 20-21, New York City)
  5. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  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.