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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 27 February 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.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to [email protected].

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Threat Monitoring - MSPs: RocketCyber, which develops a threat monitoring platform for MSPs, has released a new Firewall Log Analyzer app. The result: MSPs and SOCs can collect, analyze and report on malicious activity traversing through the network layer, empowering customers to deter attackers before multi-stage attack advancement occurs, RocketCyber asserts.

2. Former Microsoft Employee Convicted: A former Microsoft engineer has been declared guilty for stealing more than $10 million in digital currency, The Block reports.

3. Ransomware Attacks County: Here's the latest victim.

4. Vulnerability Management: Qualys is preparing to launch VMDR – Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response. The company demonstrated VMDR capabilities during the Qualys Security Conference San Francisco on February 25.

5. SMB SecurityFNTS, a cloud-savvy MSP, has launched the First Protector security service to safeguard SMB clientele.

6. Automated Detection and Response: SecBI has launched an XDR Platform to unify network, endpoint and cloud data sources. The effort enables automated detection and response across all cyberattack vectors, SecBI asserts.

7. Threat Intelligence: Kaspersky says its Threat Data Feeds will be available on Arctic Security’s Arctic Hub platform. The hub allows organizations --  SOCs, MSSPs and ISPs -- to obtain the most up-to-date and relevant information about cyberthreats, the companies say.

8. Research - Ransomware Prevention Training: IBM's findings are here.

9. Research - IoT Security: Zscaler's second-annual findings are here.

10. Research - Annual Findings: VMware has released the VMware Carbon Black “2020 Cybersecurity Outlook” report, which offers a holistic view at how attackers have evolved, what defenders are doing to keep pace and how security and IT teams can work together in 2020 and beyond, the company says.

B. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  2. OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California)
  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)
  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.