Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 14 May 2021

Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the managed security services provider ecosystem.

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (SOCaaS), Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) 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.
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A. Today’s MSSP and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Big MSSP For Sale: Will Trustwave get a new owner?

2. Cisco Acquires Kenna Security: MSPs and MSSPs gain vulnerability management tools.

3. Two More Ransomware Attacks: The latest victims include an IT service provider, a Toshiba business unit, and Ireland’s nationwide healthcare service network.

4. Funding – Security Investigation Technology: Query.AI, which develops a security investigations control plane for enterprises, has raised $4.6 million in seed funding from ClearSky Security, DNX Ventures, and South Dakota Equity Partners.

5. Threat Detection and Response: Vectra AI’s Cognito platform is now available for purchase in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

6. Identity and Access Management (IAM): ThycoticCentrify has enhanced its PAM solution for DevOps, known as Thycotic DevOps Secrets Vault.

7. Partnership – Security Automation: Swimlane and Elastic have partnered to “help global security teams break down silos in their security processes, and provide a force multiplier to security operations teams that are perpetually overwhelmed,” the two companies assert.

8. Rapid7 Supply Chain Attack: Here are the latest details about the Rapid7 Codecov security incident are here.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  2. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2021 (June 3, Virtual Conference)
  3. Proofpoint Protect 2021 (June 8-9, Virtual Conference)
  4. Sumo Logic Modern SOC Summit 2021 (June 8-9, Virtual Conference)
  5. Zscaler Zenith Live 2021 (June 15-16, Virtual Conference)
  6. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2021 (June 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  7. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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