Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 17 May 2022

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Each business day, MSSP Alert delivers this 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), threat hunters and MSP security providers — and those who need to partner with such companies.
  • Frequency and Format: Every business morning. Typically one or two sentences for each item below.
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A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity Market News

1. SC Awards – The Finalists: SC Media, our sister site, has announced this year’s finalists for Best Managed Detection and Response Service and Best Managed Security Service. We’ll share more perspectives soon.

2. M&A and Private Equity – Identity Security: TheSailPoint Technologies “go-shop” period has expired, which means SailPoint’s M&A deal with private equity firm Thoma Bravo is set to move forward. Thoma Bravo announced plans to acquire SailPoint for $6.9 billion in April 2022.

3. Partnership – Microsoft: Syxsense, a provider of security management solutions, is partnering with Microsoft to receive early vulnerability information through the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). 

4. Partnership – IoT Security: The Check Point Quantum IoT Protect Nano Agent will be embedded in Provision-ISR’s CCTV cameras for on-device runtime protection against zero-day attacks, the companies said.

5. Hackers Leverage ConnectWise Control (formerly ScreenConnect): Details are here from BlackPoint Cyber.

6. Kubernetes Security Monitoring: Datadog has its platform to simplify the monitoring and security of Kubernetes environments, the company said.

7. Cybersecurity Operations: Comcast has selected ThreatQuotient for various  cybersecurity operations needs.

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

  1. ForgeRock IDLive 2022 (May 23-25, Austin, Texas)
  2. ItaliaSec 2022 (May 24-25, Milan, Italy)
  3. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2022 (June 6-8, Orlando, Florida)
  4. RSA Conference 2022 (June 6-9, San Francisco, California)
  5. Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2022 (June 7-9, Maryland)
  6. Identiverse 2022 (June 21-24, Denver, Colorado)
  7. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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