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MSSP Alert’s news coverage of cybersecurity, malware, ransomware, managed security services providers (MSSPs), managed detection and response (MDR), security operations centers (SOCs), SIEM, SOAR and more. Contact Us: Send news and inquiries to MSSP Alert Editor Joe Panettieri, Joe@AfterNines.com. Text urgent inquiries to Joe’s cell phone: 1-631-463-8600. Our staff contacts are listed here.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 05 March 2021

Today’s MSSP, MDR & cybersecurity updates involve CISA, DNS, Malwarebytes, Milton Security, the NSA and more.

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers Invests In Application Security Provider Virsec

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers invests in application security startup Virsec. Chambers also joins Virsec as strategic advisor.

Blokworx, WitFoo Extend SIEM, SOAR to MSP Security Partners

Blokworx, a Top 250 MSSP & master MSSP, partners with WitFoo. Goal: Help MSP partners integrate SIEM & SOAR capabilities into their security portfolios.

CrowdStrike Falcon Enhances SOC Security Workflow Automation

CrowdStrike Falcon enhancements seek to drive Security Operations Center (SOC) workflow automation for faster incident detection & response.

Sophos Unveils Fileless Malware, Ransomware Defense

Sophos unveils Dynamic Shellcode Protection, a defense that can protect against attacks that involve fileless malware & ransomware & remote access agents.

U.S. Can’t “Defend or Compete” Against AI-enabled Cyber Threats, Report Warns

America is not prepared to “defend or compete” against AI-enabled cyberattacks, according to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 04 March 2021

Today’s MSSP news involves Awake Security, Blokworx, CyberArk, Elastic, HCL, Ingram Micro, OpenText, Qualys, Unbound, VMRay, WitFoo, Zscaler & more.

CompuCom Malware Attack: MSP’s Statement and Details

CompuCom MSP suffers malware attack. Darkside ransomware involved? Ironically, Office Depot parent ODP is seeking to sell CompuCom.

Okta CEO Todd McKinnon

Okta Acquires Auth0 for Identity Management, MFA Security Software

Okta acquires Auth0 for $6.5B. Gains identity & multi-factor authentication (MFA) security technologies. Centrify-Thycotic identity merger announced one day earlier.

DHS Steps Up Ransomware Prevention Strategy

FEMA cybersecurity grants will increase amid anti-ransomware push, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.