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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 16 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. Cloudflare IPO - Partners Missing: Cloudflare launched a very successful IPO last week. But let's not forget: Only 9 percent of the cloud security company's revenues come from channel partners, according to an SEC filing in August 2019.

2. North Korean Hackers:  The United States Treasury Department on September 13 announced sanctions against three state-sponsored North Korean hacking groups for conducting several destructive cyberattacks on US critical infrastructure, The Hacker News reports.

3. Pennsylvania Ransomware Attack: Ransomware shut down Souderton Area School District’s network the first week of school, prompting a response by the FBI, Secret Service and Homeland security, according to a local news report.

4. Penetration Testing - Hacker Pleads Guilty: Details are here.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. SD-WANs and Security: Telenor Sweden has selected Fortinet as the technology platform for a secure SD-WAN service rollout, the companies have disclosed.

2. 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. 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.