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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 09 March 2020

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 - Endpoint Protection: WatchGuard is acquiring Panda Security.

2. M&A Update: Forescout Technologies $1.9 billion buyout by private equity firm Advent International and Crosspoint Capital Partners is moving forward, now that a "go shop" period has expired with no rival offers emerging, the companies say.

3. PwndLocker Ransomware Decryption: Details are here from Emsisoft.

4. Education - Cyber Operations: Cedarville University received approval from the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission to offer a cyber operations major, effective in the fall 2020 semester. The cyber operations major will consist of eight new courses, along with other required computer science and computer engineering courses.

5. T-Mobile Cyber Breach: Details are here.

6. Legislation - Data Leaks: The city of Washington, D.C., is set to strengthen its data-breach laws -- giving local authorities greater prosecutorial power against companies that expose their customers’ sensitive data, StateScoop reports.

7. Turbotax Scam: It's described here.

8. Distribution: SecureLink, a risk advisory firm based in Dubai, has agreed to distribute Cloud Range virtual cyber defense training solutions.

B. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado). Canceled
  2. OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California) — Online only. Face-to-face canceled.
  3. SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Training Conference (April 3-10, Orlando, Florida)
  4. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2020 (May 13-14, Chicago)
  5. Fortinet Accelerate 2020 (May 16-21, New York). Canceled
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar
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.