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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, [email protected]. Text urgent inquiries to Joe’s cell phone: 1-631-463-8600. Our staff contacts are listed here.

KnowBe4 Adds Security Culture Benchmarking to Training Platform

KnowBe4 announces an Industry Benchmark feature for its training platform to help organizations evaluate & improve their security culture.

Can SecOps Teams Overcome High Staff Turnover, Stress, Skills Shortages?

More than half of security professionals say workplace stress levels have increased over the past six months, ThreatConnect research finds.

Sophos Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA): Part of Larger MSP Security Partner Strategy

Can Sophos build a single software agent that supports new security products for MSPs? Sophos ZTNA aligns with that strategy.

Vulnerability Management: Should MSSPs Patch Everything or Take This Step Instead…

Instead of always trying to find & patch every vulnerability, Kenna Security & Cisco Systems offer this guidance to MSSPs & CISOs.

Ransomware Payments: How Pennsylvania Legislation May Impact MSSPs, MSPs

Pennsylvania agencies may be banned from making ransomware payments. Under pending legislation, MSSPs & MSPs could face the following mandates.

MDR Acquisition: Worklyn Partners Buys Quadrant Information Security

Investment firm Worklyn Partners acquires Quadrant Information Security, a managed detection & response (MDR) security services provider. More Worklyn acquisitions expected.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 26 January 2022

Today’s MSSP news involves BlackBerry, Boo Allen, Cequense, Cerberus, Check Point, CyberSheath, Cytrio, iboss, Ivanti, Kaspersky, KnowBe4, LogRhythm, Panorays,, SB Technology, SpaceNet, Splunk, Tanium, Tetrate, TulsaLabs, vArmour, Varonis, Virsec & more.

Consulting Giants KPMG, Deloitte Emphasize XDR Cybersecurity Services

KPMG-SentinelOne XDR (eXtended detection & response) relationship surfaces one week after Deloitte Managed XDR service debuts. Conclusion: Big cyber consultancies push deeper into cyberattack response services.

Hunters Pivots From Open XDR to Security Operations Center (SOC) Branding

Hunters raises $68 million & shifts its brand messaging from Open XDR to Security Operations Center (SOC) platform capabilities.

IBM Security Revenues Shrink; Further Platform Modernization Planned

IBM’s pivot toward hybrid cloud services, led by CEO Arvind Krishna, shows progress. But IBM Security revenues lag industry growth. Here’s why.