Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 17 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. Log4Shell Vulnerability Discovery and Mitigation: Qualys is making its Web Application Scanning (WAS) solution available free for 30 days, to help companies protect against Log4Shell.

2. Log4j and Government Agencies: CISA has issued Emergency Directive (ED) 22-02: Mitigate Apache Log4j Vulnerability, directing federal civilian executive branch (FCEB) agencies to address Log4j vulnerabilities—most notably, CVE-2021-44228.

3. Investment: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has invested in BigID, a data intelligence platform that “enables organizations to know their enterprise data and take action for privacy, security, and governance.” Financial terms were not disclosed.

4. M&A – Public Safety Applications: Motorola Solutions has acquired 911 Datamaster, a Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) data solutions provider. 911 Datamaster’s solutions helps ensure that “emergency calls are accurately located and routed based on the caller’s location, enabling a faster response from first responders,” the seller said. Motorola Solutions, meanwhile, has also acquired various MSSP assets in recent years.

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

  1. RSA Conference 2022 (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  2. Right of Boom (February 9-11, Tampa, Florida)
  3. GISEC 2022 (February 21-23, Saudi Arabia)
  4. McAfee MPower Digital 2022 (March 22-23, Virtual)
  5. ItaliaSec 2022 (May 24-25, Milan, Italy)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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