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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 07 October 2021

Today’s MSSP news involves A-Lign, Check Point, Cisco SecureX, Cohesity, CompTIA, Cowbell Cyber Insurance, CyberArk, Cynerio, Parasoft, Pathwire, SecurityGate, Sinch AB, Telefonica Tech & more.

MalKamak Cyber Threat Group: Here’s What MSSPs Need to Know

Iranian state-sponsored cyber threat group MalKamak launched cyberattacks against global aerospace & telecommunications companies, Cybereason reports.

Optiv Emphasizes Cyber Advisory Branding; Names Managed XDR, SIEM SOC Executives

Optiv, a Top 250 MSSP, positions itself as “the cyber advisory and solutions leader.” New hires address managed XDR, SIEM, SOC services & more.

VMware Zero Trust Effort Links Cloud Providers With Managed Security Services

VMworld 2021: VMware emphasizes zero trust, application & security upgrades; promotes managed security opportunities to cloud partners.

CrowdStrike, UiPath Converge Security and Robotic Process Automation

CrowdStrike-UiPath integration may further automate cybersecurity for MSPs, MSSPs, security operations centers (SOCs) and corporate IT departments.

Strong Relationships Matter More When MSPs Consolidate Vendors

MSPs that consolidate around a single security vendor gain operational efficiencies, simplified billing cycles, product integrations & more, according to WatchGuard.

Federal Cybersecurity Projects May Provide Zero Trust Blueprints for MSSPs

Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) will drive federal government investments in zero trust networking & digital identity, secure data & more.

MSSP BlueVoyant Raises $30M, Acquires Splunk Partner Concanon

BlueVoyant, a Top 250 MSSP, expands Splunk-focused professional services; gains Big Data expertise for security operations & MDR (managed detection & response) services.

Arctic Wolf Acquires Habitu8 for Managed Security Awareness Training

Arctic Wolf, armed with Habitu8, expands managed security awareness training platform. Potential Arctic Wolf IPO & competition vs. KnowBe4 loom.

Akamai Acquires Guardicore; MSSPs Gain Ransomware Mitigation Software

MSSPs that work with Akamai will gain Guardicore micro-segmentation software to block ransomware attacks & boost MDR security services.