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MSSP Alert’s news coverage of cybersecurity, malware, ransomware, managed security services providers (MSSPs), managed detection and response (MDR), eXtended Detection and Response (XDR), Incident Response (IR), security operations centers (SOCs), SIEM, SOAR and more.

Software Security Acquisition: RealDefense Buys SUPERAntiSpyware from Support.com

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RealDefense focuses on acquiring software companies that offer privacy, cybersecurity and productivity for computers and mobile devices.

Cloud Range Launches OT/ICS Live-Fire Simulation Training to Reduce Risk from Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure

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MSSPs can use the live-fire training from Cloud Range to prepare incident responders and security teams to defend against cyberattacks.

FBI Turns the Tables on Hive Ransomware Crew in Digital Sting Operation

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The FBI crawled into Hive’s computer networks, captured its decryption keys and offered them to victims worldwide.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 27 January 2023

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Today’s market news involves Cyware, Dig, the National Cyber Security Centre (U.K.), HUB Cyber Security, Senhasegura, the Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group, the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, KnowBe4 and Revelstoke.

Rebranded Ransomware Crews Spike Number of Hijacking Incidents in Q4 2022

There was at least one new ransomware group each month of 2022, with Lockbit, Alphv, Hive and Blackbasta the most active, GuidePoint reports.

Arkose Labs Releases Free SMS Toll Fraud Online ROI Calculator

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Arkose Labs’ free calculator estimates the potential cost savings associated with stopping SMS Toll Fraud attacks.

Arrow Electronics, QuSecure Partner for Post-Quantum Cybersecurity

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Arrow Electronics to provide QuSecure’s QuProtect post-quantum cybersecurity software to over 220,000 commercial and federal channel partners.

MDR Acquisition: Iron Bow Technologies Buys GuardSight

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GuardSight combines its cybersecurity operations-as-a-service and MDR offerings with Iron Bow Technologies’ cybersecurity engineering.

BlackBerry: Threat Actors Launch A Unique Malware Sample Every Minute

BlackBerry reports that its technology stopped 1,757,248 malware-based cyberattacks during the 90-day period in late 2022.

U.S. is Short Nearly 530,000 Skilled Cybersecurity Workers, IT Layoffs Not Slowing Demand

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Outsourcing to managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs) are helping fill open cybersecurity jobs.