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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 23 April 2020

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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. MSP - Endpoint Protection Services - Part One: iQor, an MSP focused on BPO (business process outsourcing) solutions, has selected CrowdStrike Falcon for cyberattack prevention, threat detection and endpoint detection and response (EDR) across its global service locations.

2. MSP - Endpoint Protection Services - Part Two: Magna5, an MSP that offers voice and connectivity services, has rolled out a suite of endpoint security solutions. Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, Magna5 operates nationally and has office locations in Pittsburgh; San Antonio; Seattle; and Troy, New York. Magna5 is backed by NewSpring Holdings, a mid-market investment firm.

3. Apple iPhone Vulnerabilities: Apple plans to fix a flaw that security firm ZecOps said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers, Reuters reports.

4. Zoom Growth, Security Issues: Zoom's user base grew by another 50% to 300 million in the last three weeks, though some governments and businesses have banned Zoom applications amid security concerns, Reuters notes.

5. Microsoft Teams Security: Abnormal Security has launched Microsoft Teams protection and integration with Okta to extend email security coverage and protect remote workforces from social engineering attacks, the company says.

6. DevOps Security - PAM: HashiCorp Vault users can now leverage One Identity privileged access management (PAM) to securely manage, monitor, record, and audit privileged and administrative access to DevOps workflows.

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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.