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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 10 July 2020

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Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the 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. Botnet Delivers Ransomware: Phorpiex botnet has been delivering the Avaddon ransomware, a new Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) variant that emerged in early June, via malspam campaigns, Check Point Software Technologies warns.

2. Partnership - MSP Appliances & Security: Uplevel Systems will bundle Acronis cyber protection software into Uplevel's on-premises appliances for running small business IT services. MSPs can manage the appliances remotely.

3. Investment - Secure Communications: Accenture Ventures has made a minority investment into Synadia Communications, which provides secure communications technology for digital systems, services and devices.

4. Managed Security Services: ESET has enhanced its partner program for MSPs to include new enterprise security offerings, incentives, training and an updated Marketing Center. Key updates to the program include:

  • Health Check, a VIP inspection service that provides a creative resource for MSPs to drive loyalty and support their SMB and enterprise customers during a crisis.
  • New licensing portal with encryption/authentication offerings.
  • ESET Cybersecurity Awareness Training.
  • An updated ESET Marketing Center for MSPs.

B. Five Upcoming Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. Black Hat USA 2020 (August 1-6, Virtual Conference)
  2. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit 2020 (October 26-29, Location Undisclosed)
  3. Exabeam Spotlight20 (November 9-11, Virtual Conference)
  4. Palo Alto Networks Ignite20 (November 9-12, Las Vegas)
  5. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, San Francisco)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event 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.