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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 03 May 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 [email protected].

A. Today’s MSSP and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. MSSPs and SOC as a Service: Brite, an MSSP in Rochester, New York , has embraced the Stellar Cyber Open XDR platform to deliver SOC-as-a-service offerings to its customers.

2. Partnership - Endpoint Security: McAfee and Fujitsu Client Computing Ltd (FCCL) have signed a multi-year OEM partnership extension for McAfee LiveSafe -- which includes antivirus and web protection.

3. More SolarWinds Attack Analysis: The latest report analyzing the SolarWinds Orion attacks comes from the New York State Department of Financial Services...

4. Accellion Vulnerabilities - City Breach: The City of Toronto says it suffered a “potential cyber breach” from a hack of data from use of its Accellion FTA file transfer server in January that may have involved the health information of individuals. Source: IT World Canada, April 30, 2021.

5. Ransomware Attack: A ransomware group caught targeting a recently patched SonicWall vulnerability leveraged that vulnerability before the patch became available, Mandiant reported, according to SC Magazine.

6. Codecov Supply Chain Compromise: The latest security updates are here and here.

7. Pulse Secure Compromise: The latest CISA update is here.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  2. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2021 (June 3, Virtual Conference)
  3. Proofpoint Protect 2021 (June 8-9, Virtual Conference)
  4. Sumo Logic Modern SOC Summit 2021 (June 8-9, Virtual Conference)
  5. Zscaler Zenith Live 2021 (June 15-16, Virtual Conference)
  6. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2021 (June 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  7. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.