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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 29 April 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 Friday, Monday 29, 2019.

7. Ransomware Attack - Update: Maine's capital city of Augusta declined to pay hackers more than $100,000 in ransomware demands and instead rebuilt the city's network by restoring from backup systems, a local report says.

6. Another Atlanta Cyberattack: The Woodruff Arts Center of Atlanta, Georgia suffered a security breach and a massive network outage last week. The organization's  ticketing system went dark amid the breach. We're seeking updates. Separately, the city of Atlanta suffered a ransomware attack in 2018 that triggered an expensive, multi-month cleanup effort.

5. Database Security Scanning: Trustwave, a  Top 100 MSSP, has unveiled new database security scanning and testing software that helps organizations better protect critical data assets hosted on-site or by major cloud service providers from advanced threats, configuration errors, access control issues, unauthorized privilege escalation, missing patches and more.

4. Cyber Insurance: Coalition has launched cyber insurance specifically for healthcare companies.

3. Ethical Hacking Software: The Parrot Security team released a new version of their ethical hacking and penetration testing tool, called Parrot 4.6.

2. Cybersecurity Conference: ArkCon 2019, the CyberArk Labs conference for cybersecurity researchers, is today in Israel. We'll be listening for updates.

1. Top 100 MSSPs – 2019 Survey: The survey is 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.