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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 30 September 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].

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. M&A - Accounting and Cybersecurity Services: BPM LLP of San Francisco has acquired Adhere Inc., a consulting firm that offers security risk assessments, compliance audits and disaster recovery planning. BPM has about 600 employees. Adhere had about 10 employees ahead of the deal.

2. MSSP  Growth: Forcepoint is aiming for double-digit growth in its Middle East and North Africa business as the US cyber-security company plans to expand its presence in Saudi Arabia and the UAE – the two biggest Arab economies, The National reports.

3. Fortune 500 Cybersecurity Holes: Roughly 38 percent of the Fortune 500 do not have chief information security officers (CISOs), a Bitglass research report reveals.

4. Intellectual Property - SOAR and SIEM: Siemplify, a security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) software specialist, has earned a patent related to the company's ability to group and connect cybersecurity events.

5. Baltimore Ransomware Attack Update: Baltimore's recovery from a ransomware attack now features this less-than-stellar update.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Distribution: EET Group has agreed to distribute Avast's security solutions across the Nordic region -- including Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

2. SonicWall Partner Programs: Watch for updates to SonicWall's MSSP and channel partner programs in February 2020, CRN reports.

3. 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 Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. Exabeam Spotlight19 (September 30-October 2, San Francisco)
  2. McAfee MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit 2019 (October 1-3, Las Vegas)
  3. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit (October 7-10, Washington, D.C.)
  4. EuroCACS/CSX 2019 (October 16-18, Geneva, Switzerland)
  5. Mimecast Cyber Resilience Summit (October 28-30, Dallas)
  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.