Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 03 December 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.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to Joe.Panettieri@CyberRiskAlliance.com.

A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Managed Detection and Response (MDR): Global IT consulting firm Atos has launched an MDR service for the media and entertainment industry.

2. Secureworks Quarterly Results: For the third quarter of fiscal year 2022, Secureworks said:

  • Overall revenue was $133.7 million, down 5.6 percent from Q3 of 2021.
  • GAAP net loss was $12.9 million, compared with $3.6 million in the corresponding quarter last year.
  • Revenue from the Taegis XDR platform was $23.9 million, up 161 percent from Q3 of last year.

The results highlight Secureworks’ ongoing shift from traditional MSSP services toward SaaS-based XDR services.

3. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) – Executive Leadership: HYPR, The Passwordless Company has named Bojan Simic as CEO, Roman Kadinsky as president and COO, and Jay Roxe as chief marketing officer (CMO).

4. Planned Parenthood Data Breach: Planned Parenthood Los Angeles filed a breach notice with the California Attorney General, notifying 400,000 patients that their data was exfiltrated during a weeklong hack launched by ransomware threat actors, SC Media reported.

B. MSSP, MDR and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. Cybereason DefenderCon21 (December 14, Virtual)
  2. McAfee MPOWER Digital 2022 (January 26-27, Virtual)
  3. RSA Conference 2022 (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  4. GISEC 2022 (February 21-23, Saudi Arabia)
  5. ItaliaSec 2022 (May 24-25, Milan, Italy)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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