MSSP News Alert: Friday 14 April 2017

Each morning MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the global MSSP (managed security services provider) ecosystem.

Here’s the lineup for Friday, April 14, 2017:

5. Security Partner of the Year: Optiv has named LogRhythm its first security partner of the year.

4. Penetration Testing:  Microsoft, HP Enterprise and others have pumped $21.25 million into Synack, a penetration testing firm. We'll share more details soon.

3. DDoS Attacks and LDAP Servers: Akamai's Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) has identified a new type of DDoS attack. It involves a Connection-less Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP) reflection and amplification method. Akamai SIRT has observed this attack vector producing DDoS attacks consistently exceeding 1 Gbps, comparable to Domain Name System (DNS) reflection attacks, the company says. Here's an overview of the CLDAP DDoS attack methods and mitigation steps.

2. AWS Security: Saviynt has achieved AWS Security Competency. Saviynt specializes in identity governance and cloud security solutions, The company focuses on such cloud platforms as AWS, Salesforce and Workday, and enterprise applications from Oracle and SAP, among others.

1. Countdown to Launch: Yup. We wrote this blog on Friday, April 14 — quite a bit before MSSP Alert’s anticipated launch day in mid-2017.

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.