Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 21 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. Log4j Vulnerability Scanners: Here’s a regularly updated list of Log4j vulnerability scanners that MSPs, MSSPs and threat hunters can use to find and mitigate the Log4j issue.

2. M&A: ZeroFox will merge with L&F Acquisition Corp. (a SPAC) and acquire IDX, a digital privacy and data breach response service company.

3. XDR Partnerships: Cloudflare, Armis and ThreatWarrior have joined the CrowdXDR Alliance, which is led by CrowdStrike. Existing partners including Google Cloud, Okta, ServiceNow, Zscaler, Netskope, Proofpoint, Extrahop, Mimecast, Claroty and Corelight. The CrowdXDR Alliance essentially counters this XDR Alliance.

4. Partnership – Website Security: NessPRO has agreed to market Reflectiz’s website security platform as part of its portfolio of cyber security solutions.

5. Mitel DDoS Attack & Recovery: Mitel’s voice service is back up and running after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on its SIP carrier caused an outage on Friday, December 17, UC Today reported.

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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