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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 21 June 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.
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Here’s the daily business update for Friday, June 21, 2019.

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Hackers Hit MSP Software Platforms Again: New cyberattacks have hit MSP software platforms and extended ransomware out to end-customer systems, according to reports. The MSP software attacks apparently involved compromised credentials rather than software vulnerabilities. Here are the latest details.

2. Mandatory MSP Security Setting: Webroot has made two-factor authentication (2FA) mandatory amid continued hacker attacks that target MSPs, the Carbonite-owned cybersecurity company has confirmed.

3. Vulnerability Management as a Service: ePlus has launched Vulnerability Management as a Service, providing identification, prioritization and remediation of organizational cybersecurity weaknesses that leave data at risk, the IT solutions provider says.

B. Next Five Technology Conferences

  1. AWS re:inforce Cloud Cybersecurity Conference 2019 (June 25-26, Boston, Massachusetts)
  2. MSSP Accelerator: Sales and Marketing Summit (July 10-11, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  3. Cyber:Secured Forum 2019 (July 29-31, Austin, Texas)
  4. Black Hat USA 2019 (August 3-9, Las Vegas)
  5. EnergySec Security and Compliance Summit 2019 (August 19-21, Anaheim, California)
  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.