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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 19 November 2020

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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 Alerts

1. Today - Top 200 Public Cloud MSPs List and Research: See it first.

2. Microsoft Windows Security Chip: Microsoft shared details here...

3. Google Cloud Network Security: Google announced multiple cloud security updates here.

4. Endpoint Security - U.S. Government Certification: BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM) software has achieved National Security Agency (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified Program (CSfC) approval. For more information on BlackBerry certifications, including NIAP, DoDIN APL, FedRAMP and FIPS 140-2, visit

5. Managed Security Services: Spectrotel, a provider of integrated communication services to SMBs and Enterprises, has expanded its cybersecurity services portfolio to address such areas as:

  • Vulnerability Scanning,
  • Penetration Testing, SIEM-as-a-Service,
  • SOC-as-a-Service,
  • Endpoint Protection (EPP) Service,
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR),
  • Managed EDR,
  • Two-factor Authentication (2FA), and
  • Cybersecurity Training.

6. Container Security: Sysdig has launched Zero Trust network security for Kubernetes.

7. Talent - NIST Leadership Controversy: The new second-in-command at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is unfit for the job, say top Democrats on an influential congressional science panel, ScienceMag reports...

8. Talent - Data Analytics and Security: Devo Technology has hired Aqua Security, CrowdStrike, IBM and Check Point veteran Upesh Patel as senior vice president of corporate development.

9. Research - Cyberattack Trends: A new Sophos 2021 Threat Report flags how ransomware and fast-changing attacker behaviors, from advanced to entry level, will shape the threat landscape and IT security in 2021.

10. Funding - Email Security: Abnormal Security, an email security company, has raised $50 million in Series B venture capital funding. The round was led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from early investor Greylock.

B. Cybersecurity Partnerships, Integrations and Strategic Alliances

1. Partnership - Identity and Access Management (IAM): Enzoic’s credentials screening service now integrates with OneLogin’s SmartFactor Authentication product, ensuring that credentials exposed in a prior breach can't be used.

2. Partnership - Industrial Control System Security: Claroty and CrowdStrike have integrated their platforms to deliver "comprehensive visibility into industrial control system (ICS) networks and endpoints, with a one-stop-shop for information technology (IT) and OT asset information directly within The Claroty Platform," the companies assert. The integration also delivers "enhanced detection of ICS threats across the IT/OT boundary without the need for added connectivity, signature reconfiguration, or manual updates," the duo adds.

3. Partnership - SOCaaS: Digital Assurance Advisors has agreed to resell Comodo's cybersecurity solutions -- including the Dragon platform with advanced endpoint protection (AEP), SOC-as-a-Platform (SOCaaP), and Managed Detection and Response (MDR).

C. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conferences

  1. Black Hat Europe 2020 (December 7-10, Virtual Conference)
  2. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  3. Black Hat USA 2021 (July 31-August 5, Las Vegas)
  4. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit 2021 (October 4-8)
  5. 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.