Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 03 September 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@AfterNines.com.

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

1. How Hackers Exploit Microsoft Exchange Servers: Mandiant’s findings are here.

2. M&A – MSSP Acquired: Achieve Partners has acquired Metmox, a Top 250 MSSP.

3. M&A – MSSP Buyout List: Here are dozens of MSSP mergers, acquisitions and investments — including the buyers, sellers and investors.

4. Talent – MSSP: Infopercept has hired Cognizant veteran David Paris as partner, global financial services. Paris is focused on Infopercept’s European operations — with an emphasis on the United Kingdom.

5. Partnership – Managed Cloud Security Services: Data Storage Corporation is working with Precisely to “bring innovative security software solutions to the Data Storage cloud,” the two companies say.

6. Partnership: DRT Cyber has agreed to sell the Syrenis Cassie Consent and Preference Management solution in North America.

7. DDoS Attack and Internet Outage: While responding to a DDoS cyberattack, New Zealand’s third largest internet provider Vocus NZ on September 3, 2021 triggered a widespread Internet outage. Vocus said the issue was resolved within 30 minutes, Reuters reports.

8. Insider Risk Mitigation: Code42 has announced Incydr Flows, a series of automated actions that “effectively respond to different types of insider risk events,” the company says.

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

  1. Fortinet Championship Security Summit (September 13 and 17, Napa, California)
  2. Top 250 MSSPs 2021 List (September 16, Live Webcast and On-Demand)
  3. CMMC Con 2021 (September 29, Virtual Event)
  4. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit (October 4-8, Hybrid – virtual and face to face)
  5. Exabeam Spotlight21 (October 4-6, Hybrid – virtual and face to face)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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