Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 27 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 and Log4Shell: Roughly 10% of all assessed assets are vulnerable to Log4Shell, and 30% of organizations haven’t even begun looking for this bug, according to Tenable.

2. Ransomware Attacks IT Consulting Firm: Global IT consulting firm Inetum Group suffered a ransomware cyberattack that impacted “certain operations” in France.

3. Avos Locker Ransomware Attacks: The Avos Locker ransomware family has been ramping up attacks while making significant effort to disable endpoint security products on the systems they target, according to Sophos.

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

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