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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 14 January 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 Monday morning, January 14, 2019.

10. Cloud Cybersecurity: So, who takes responsibility for cybersecurity attacks in the cloud? It depends, according to a Cloud Security Alliance report...

9. Marriott Data Breach Lawsuit: Consumers in all 50 states have sued Marriott over the company's massive data breach...

8. Partial U.S. Government Shutdown - Federal Website Security: Ripples from the partial government shutdown are spreading online, as some federal websites become insecure or inaccessible because of expired security certificates, The Wall Street Journal notes.

7. More China Cyber Concerns: Poland is joining the U.S. in pressing its NATO allies to coordinate efforts to address security challenges from China after Friday’s arrest of two men on charges of spying for Beijing, The Wall Street Journal says. On a related note, Huawei terminated the employee who was arrested in Poland, multiple reports say.

6. How Russia Attacked U.S. Electric Grid: The deep details are here.

5. DDoS Attack - Conviction and Prison Sentence: Martin Gottesfeld has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for carrying out a DDoS attack against two healthcare organizations on behalf of hacktivist group Anonymous.

4. Phishing vs. Two-Factor Authentication: A new phishing kit called Modlishka allows hackers to bypass two-factor authentication...

3. MSP Sales Support: ID Agent, a provider of Dark Web monitoring and identity theft protection solutions, has enhanced its white glove support services for MSPs.

2. M&A: Check Point Software Technologies has acquired ForceNock Security of Tel Aviv, Israel, the companies confirmed Monday morning. ForceNock, founded in 2017, developed a Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) technology that utilizes machine learning, behavioral and reputation-based security engines. Check Point plans to integrate ForceNock’s technology into its Infinity total protection architecture. The acquisition comes just as Channel Chief Frank Rauch joins the company from VMware. We'll share more details soon.

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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.