Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 15 November 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.
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A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts
1. Alleged Ransomware Money Laundering: A Moscow entrepreneur named Denis Dubnikov was detained during a vacation abroad in November 2021, and now faces extradition to the U.S. on charges that he helped the Ryuk ransomware group launder payments, The Wall Street Journal reported.
2. MSSP Spin-Off: NXTsoft is spinning off its ThreatAdvice division as a standalone MSSP.
6. Network Detection and Response (NDR): CyGlass, a provider of SaaS-based Network Detection and Response (NDR) for smaller IT and security teams, has expanded its global channel of cybersecurity distributors and service providers.
7. Executive Leadership: Akamai has named Mani Sundaram as EVP & general manager of the Security Technology Group (STG), and Kate Prouty is being promoted to CIO.
9. Azure-based Data Protection: Axcient has announced x360Recover Direct-to-Cloud for Microsoft Azure, a Backup and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solution that protects MSPs and their clients’ data in the Azure public cloud against the threats of ransomware, security breaches, accidental deletion, and cloud outages, the company said.