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.
1. Free Security Tool for Microsoft 365 and Azure Cloud: The CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) has created a free cloud security tool for detecting unusual and potentially malicious activity that threatens users and applications in Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365.
5. Firewall Backdoor Security Patch:Zyxel has released a patch to address a critical vulnerability in its firmware concerning a hardcoded, undocumented secret account that could be abused by an attacker to login with administrative privileges and compromise its networking devices, The Hacker News reports.
7. FBI Warning: The FBI says stolen email passwords are being used to hijack smart home security systems to “swat” unsuspecting users, ThreatPost reports. The announcement comes after concerned device manufacturers alerted law enforcement about the issue. Swatting is a dangerous prank where police are called to a home with a fake emergency.
8. Hackers Attack Game Developer: Japanese game developer Koei Tecmo disclosed a data breach and took their European and American websites offline after stolen data was posted to a hacker forum, Bleeping Computer reports.