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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 27 April 2018


Each morning 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 lineup for Friday, April 27, 2018.

5. SMB Cybercrime Costs: More than $55.7 billion in costs are linked to fraud at small businesses (SMBs) in the U.K. to date, according to new analysis from Barclays and YouGov. Reports in The Independent on Wednesday (April 25) said cybercrime at small businesses has also led to the loss of as many as 50,000 jobs in the country, and 44 percent of SMBs said they have been targeted by some kind of fraud, with more than a fifth reporting losses from being such a target, according to PYMNTS.

JASK CMO Greg FitzGerald
JASK CMO Greg FitzGerald

4. Talent: JASK, which develops an Autonomous Security Operations Center (ASOC) platform, has hired Greg “Fitz” Fitzgerald as chief marketing officer (CMO). He previously was CMO of Cylance. Earlier, he held key posts at Fortinet, Sourcefire and TippingPoint. Fitzgerald also is on the board of directors for Cyberforce Security, an MSSP.

3. Partnership: Tokyo Electron Device, a leading VAR and systems integrator in Japan, has agreed to resell SentinelOne, an autonomous endpoint protection platform.

2. SIEM: SIEMonster, which develops a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform, will deliver Version 3 of its offering on May 1.

1. Cyber Conference: The Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) kicks off next week in Dubai. If you're attending and have news to share please email me ([email protected]).

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.