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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 13 August 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, August 13, 2018.

7. Alleged North Korea Malware: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI have identified a Trojan malware variant—referred to as KEYMARBLE—used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA. Details are here...

6. Managed Endpoint Security Security: TPx, a nationwide MSP, has embraced CounterTack's Predictive Endpoint Security platform.

5. Wisconsin County Data Breach: A data breach exposed the names, addresses, personal information and even photographs of more than 250,000 people with information on Adams County computer systems, according to a local report.

4. Endpoint Security PartnershipHuawei and Ivanti are partnering to develop endpoint security solutions ideal for campus networks, meeting the security and service needs of enterprise users, the two companies say.

3. Certifications: InfoSec Institute has launched a Certified Security Awareness Practitioner (CSAP) boot camp. The three-day course trains security pros to build and manage enterprise security awareness education programs.

2. Ten Biggest Hacks At DefCon 2018: Also known as DefCon 26, here are the 10 biggest hacks and news stories from the annual hacker conference in Las Vegas.

1. Thank You: To all the MSSPs that participated in our Top 100 MSSPs 2018 survey. The survey closed on Friday, August 10. We'll unveil results and honorees during our September 13 webcast.

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.