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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 24 December 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. MSSP and MSP Cybersecurity Conference: ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert are confirmed to attend PerchyCon 2020, hosted by Perch Security, in January 2020.

2. M&A Rumor - Dell and Secureworks: Instead of selling off majority ownership of the Secureworks business, Dell Technologies is seeking to acquire the entire MSSP, reports suggest. Secureworks is a Top 200 MSSP that's pushing hard into SaaS-focused cybersecurity software.

3. M&A - Risk Mitigation: Mastercard is acquiring RiskRecon, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, cybersecurity and risk mitigation solutions to MSSPs and channel partners.

4. FBI Ransomware Warning: The FBI has issued an alert involving LockerGoga and MegaCortex ransomware threats, BleepingComputer notes.

5. Facebook Data Leak: Information on 267 million Facebook users, including user names, phone numbers and Facebook IDs, was exposed online, Bloomberg reports.

6. 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.

B. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. CPX 360: Check Point 2020 Conference (January 27-29, New Orleans)
  2. PerchyCon 2020 MSP Security Conference (January 29-31, Tampa, Florida)
  3. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  4. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  5. OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California)
  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.