Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 22 June 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.
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A. Today’s MSSP, MDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Security Operations Center – MSSP: Nuspire, a Top 250 MSSP, has opened its first international SOC in Manila, Philippines. Nuspire has established SOCs in Commerce, Michigan and Denver, Colorado.

2. Partner Program – Penetration Testing as a Service: Horizon3.ai, which offers automated penetration testing-as-a-service (APTaaS), has launched the NodeZero Certified Partner program. Liberman Networks is the company’s first certified partner.

3. M&A – Identity and Access Management (IAM): Ping Identity has acquired SecuredTouch, a software company that focuses on fraud and bot detection and mitigation. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

4. Funding – Passwordless Security: Transmit Security has raised $543 million in Series A funding. The round claims to be the largest Series A funding in cybersecurity history. The funding round was led by Insight Partners and General Atlantic, with additional investment from Cyberstarts, Geodesic, SYN Ventures, Vintage, and Artisanal Ventures.

5. SEC Investigates SolarWinds Orion Breach: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened a probe into the SolarWinds Orion cyber breach, focusing on whether some companies failed to disclose that they had been affected by the hack, Reuters reports.

6. North Korea Allegedly Hacks South Korea: Alleged details are here.

7. Microsoft Outlook Security: Virtru’s encryption technology now integrates with Microsoft 365 Outlook for PC, Mac, iPad, and mobile platforms.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2021 (June 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  2. Black Hat USA (July 31-August 5, Las Vegas)
  3. CCMC Con 2021 (September 29, Virtual Event)
  4. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit (October 4-8, Hybrid – virtual and face to face)
  5. InfoSec World (October 25-27, Orlando, Florida)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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