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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 13 November 2019

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 - Mobile Security: HighSide and Hotshot Technologies are merging. The result: Hotshot's time- and location-based identity policy enforcement unites with HighSide's zero-trust messaging platform.

2. M&A - Cloud Security: Aqua Security, a container and serverless security company, has acquired CloudSploit to expand into the cloud security posture management (CSPM) market.

3. Mexico Ransomware Attack: Hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico’s Pemex, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyberattack that fouled up the company’s systems, Reuters reports.

4. Apple macOS Security - Part One: Jamf has launched Jamf Protect, an enterprise endpoint protection solution built for the Apple Mac and macOS. Jamf Protect is now generally available to commercial organizations in the United States.

5. Apple macOS Security - Part Two: PC Matic has launched Device Authentication for Apple macOS, a feature-addition to the company’s government, business, enterprise and MSP cybersecurity solutions.

6. Research - Cloud Security Market Forecast: Cloud security spending in the United States is expected to reach $1.93 billion by 2021, up from $675 million in 2016, forecasts.

7. SOAR - MITRE ATT&CK Framework: Siemplify, a provider of security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR), now delivers an integration to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, enabling security operations teams to incorporate rich data and actionable intelligence into their incident response workflows, the company asserts.

8. Business Transparency: Kaspersky is progressing with the relocation of its data storage and processing infrastructure to Switzerland by moving data from customers from the United States and Canada. In addition, the company is announcing plans to open its first Latin American Transparency Center in São Paulo, Brazil in January 2020. Critics allege Kaspersky may have ties to Russia's government, but Kaspersky has firmly denied the claims, and taken multiple business and technology steps to assure partners and customers that the company's cybersecurity tools are safe from prying eyes.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Partnership - MSSP Threat Detection: deepwatch, an MSSP, has inked a strategic partnership with Splunk. As a result, Splunk now integrates with deepwatch’s cloud SecOps platform. Customers gain increased visibility for threat detection and advanced analytics and insights, deepwatch asserts.

2. Partnership - Health Care Cybersecurity: Rolta|Advizex and Cynerio are partnering to deliver IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) cybersecurity solutions throughout North America.

3. Partnership - SOAR: Devo Technology, a data analytics company, now integrates with Demisto, a Palo Alto Networks company. The integration, involving Demisto's security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform, delivers increased visibility and shortened investigation and incident response times, the companies assert.

4. Partnership - Password Management: HP will offer easy access to LogMeIn's password management solution, LastPass, to select customers who purchase the new HP Spectre x360 13.

5. Partnership - Infrastructure Security: NanoLock Security and Mekorot together are developing cybersecurity solutions for water and energy utilities in Israel and around the world.

6. Partner Program - Security Awareness Training: KnowBe4, a unicorn focused on security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has launched a new partner program led by Tony Jennings, SVP of global channel sales.

7. All Partner Programs: Search the comprehensive ChannelE2E Partner Program Database here. Also, submit your company information here and your partner program can be listed in the database.

C. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. Qualys Security Conference (November 18-21, Las Vegas)
  2. Infosecurity and ISACA North America Expo and Conference (November 20-21, New York)
  3. PercyhCon 2020 MSP Security Conference (January 29-31, Tampa, Florida)
  4. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  5. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar

Email me your news, rumors and tips for potential coverage here on MSSP Alert.

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.