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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 16 September 2022

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Greetings and salutations. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, September 15, 2022. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and MSP Partner Program News

1.  Top 250 MSSPs - 2022 List: The newly published Top 250 MSSPs list for 2022 is here.

2. MSSP Alert Live 2022 Conference - Starting Monday: Our live news blog has started.

Special thanks to the MSPs, MSSPs, speakers and sponsors who are set to join us in Washington, D.C. (Sept. 19-21). I'm already on-site, and look forward to kicking off fireside chats with Secureworks CEO Wendy Thomas, ConnectWise CISO Patrick Beggs and Booz Allen Hamilton Senior VP Wade Alt on Monday afternoon, September 19.

3. MSP Partner Program: Blue Equinox has launched the MSP Alliance Partner Program and Network. The program is not related to the MSP Alliance organization.

4. Channel Chief - Data Protection: Commvault has hired Dell and EMC veteran Alan Atkinson as chief partner officer. Atkinson reports to Chief Revenue Officer Riccardo Di Blasio.

5. Ernst & Young Consulting Concerns?: Strong competition and a slowing economy could pose challenges for Ernst & Young as it looks to stand up a separate consulting brand as part of the planned split of its business, The Wall Street Journal reported. Still, Ernst & Young operates a Top 250 MSSP and a Top 250 Public Cloud MSP -- so it's safe to say there's a critical mass of talent in the organization. Note: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), KPMG and Deloitte—the other Big Four accounting firms—have said they don’t intend to pursue a similar split, The Journal reported.

6. Uber Hacked?: Uber is investigating a cybersecurity incident that may involve Slack, which Salesforce owns, The New York Times reported. Uber had to deactivate several internal communications and engineering systems, the report said.

B. Annual Channel Partner Conferences and MSP Summits

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.