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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 25 March 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, March 25, 2019.

7. Tesla Hacker Reward: Hackers who cracked Tesla Model 3 security during a competition have won an electric car and $375,000, TechTimes notes.

6. Data Leak - FEMA: The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has disclosed a privacy breach involving 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes and California wildfires, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

5. Cybersecurity Training: Alpine Security has launched the Cyber Infinity Training Program -- which features 12 months of unlimited certification training for $9,995. The offer includes program materials, remote labs, one exam voucher per class, and the Alpine Security exam pass guarantee.

4. Cloud Sabotage: A former employee at digital marketing company Voova has been convicted of destroying the company's Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts and other acts that caused about $700,000 in damages, according to Naked Security.

3. LockerGoga Ransomware Attacks: In addition to attacking Norsk Hydro last week, the LockerGoga ransomware malware apparently hit American chemicals companies Hexion and Momentive earlier this month, Motherboard reports.

2. Cybersecurity Conferences: Black Hat Asia 2019, ASIS Europe 2019 and the Women On Cybersecurity (WiCyS) conference each are this week. If you have news to share from the conferences please email me ([email protected]).

1. Top 100 MSSPs – 2019 Survey: The survey is now open. Participate and your company could be honored when we unveil the resulting Top 100 MSSPs list and research in September 2019.

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.