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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 04 January 2022


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), threat hunters 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, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. M&A - Cloud SOAR and MDR: Google Cloud has acquired Siemplify, MSSP Alert reported earlier today. The move aligns with the Google Chronicle strategy to simplify MDR (managed detection and response), Google asserts.

2. Executive Leadership - Palo Alto Networks: The cybersecurity company has hired Helmut Reisinger as CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM). Reisinger previously was CEO of Orange Business Services, which has a Top 250 MSSP business unit.

3. Executive Leadership - Managed Network Detection and Response: Sentinel Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), an MSP and managed network security services provider, has appointed Ted Gruenloh as its CEO.

4. MSPs and Microsoft Security Assessments: Zomentum has added a Microsoft 365 security assessment to its library of IT assessment tools. The tools are accessible from the Zomentum Revenue Platform, which helps MSPs and VARs to accelerate sales.

5. Morgan Stanley Data Breach Settlement: Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $60 million to settle a data breach lawsuit.

6. Cloud Distribution: Pax8 has agreed to distribute Axcient's x360Recover Direct-to-Cloud solution to MSPs. Pax8 is the first distributor to offer Axcient’s x360Recover to the IT channel.

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

  1. Right of Boom (February 9-11, Tampa, Florida)
  2. Zero Trust World 2022 (February 21-23, Orlando, 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
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.