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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 05 January 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. SOC as a Service and Google Cloud: Cysiv and SADA are partnering to promote security operations center as a service (SOCaaS) to Google Cloud customers.

2. Distribution - EMEA: Ingram Micro EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) has agreed to distribute AppGuard's endpoint protection and zero trust software.

3. Funding - Privacy Software: Privacy startup OneTrust has raised $300 million in Series C funding at a $5.1 billion valuation. New investor TCV led the round, and existing investors Insight Partners and Coatue also joined the funding.  

4. Proofpoint Channel Chief: Proofpoint has hired Bitdefender and Fortinet veteran Joe Sykora as senior VP of worldwide channels and partner sales.

5. Public Safety and Cybersecurity: Motorola Solutions has expanded its cybersecurity services for public safety and enterprises customers. The Motorola Solutions cybersecurity services portfolio spans managed security services, advisory services, system recovery services and cybersecurity training. The expanded services leverage recent acquisitions such as Delta Risk (a Top 250 MSSP) and Lunarline, a professional services firm with expertise in training, FedRAMP, penetration testing and third-party assessments.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. Secureworks Connect 2021 (February 9-10, Virtual Conference)
  2. SOC as a Service for Small MSPs (March 18, MSSP Alert Webcast)
  3. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  4. Expanding From MDR to XDR (June 17, MSSP Alert Webcast)
  5. Black Hat USA 2021 (July 31-August 5, Las Vegas)
  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.