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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 22 July 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].

Here’s the daily business update for Monday, July 22, 2019.

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Cybersecurity Unicorns: Which privately held cybersecurity companies will become unicorns -- with valuations of at least $1 billion? A finalists list for the Black Unicorn Awards may provide some clues.

2. Security Issue: BlackBerry Cylance has outlined these three protective steps to safeguard partners and customers from a security bypass issue that researchers recently discovered.

3. Equifax Data Breach Settlement: Credit-reporting company Equifax will pay up to a record $650 million to settle U.S. federal and state probes into a massive 2017 data breach of personal information, Reuters reports.

4. NSA Contractor Sentenced: Harold Thomas Martin III, a former National Security Agency contractor who was accused and later pled guilty to stealing over 50TB of NSA data, has been sentenced today to nine years in prison, ZDnet reports.

5. Hackers Hit Real Estate Market: Here's how.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. 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. Cyber:Secured Forum 2019 (July 29-31, Austin, Texas)
  2. Black Hat USA 2019 (August 3-9, Las Vegas)
  3. EnergySec Security and Compliance Summit 2019 (August 19-21, Anaheim, California)
  4. GSX 2019: Global Security Exchange Conference (September 8-12, Chicago, Illinois)
  5. MSSP Accelerator – Sales and Marketing Summit (September 10-11, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  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.