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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 17 April 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.
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A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Endpoint Protection - SOC Data Analysis: Respond Software has announced analysis support of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) data from VMware Carbon Black, CrowdStrike and SentinelOne. The effort involves Respond Analyst -- a virtual cybersecurity analyst for security operations.

2. Ransomware Attack Demands: Attackers using the Ragnar Locker ransomware have encrypted the systems of Portuguese multinational energy giant Energias de Portugal (EDP) and are now asking for US$10.9 million to restore those systems, this report asserts.

3. Banking Malware: Kaspersky's latest research findings are here.

4. Talent: CyberRisk Alliance has named Parham Eftekhari as senior VP and executive director of the cybersecurity collaborative, a peer membership community for cybersecurity leaders.

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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.