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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 25 July 2022

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Each business day, MSSP Alert delivers this quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the managed security services provider ecosystem.

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A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity Market News

1. MSSP Business Unit for Sale?: Nokia may be looking to sell its MSSP and MDR businesses.

2. Uber Data Breach Coverup: Uber Technologies accepted responsibility for covering up a 2016 data breach that affected 57 million passengers and drivers, as part of a settlement with U.S. prosecutors to avoid criminal charges, Reuters reported.

3. CMMC Compliance: Booz Allen Hamilton been authorized as a CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). Booz Allen is among the first to become an authorized C3PAO in the CMMC ecosystem, the company said.

4. Critical Infrastructure and Pipeline Cybersecurity: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has revised and reissued a Security Directive regarding oil and natural gas pipeline cybersecurity.

5. Cloud Security: Aqua Security has launched "out-of-the-box runtime protection with minimal configuration to stop attacks in real time on running workloads."

6. T-Mobile Data Breach Settlement: T-Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million as part of a data breach settlement.

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

  1. AWS re:Inforce (July 26-27, Boston, Massachusetts)
  2. Black Hat USA (August 6-11, Las Vegas)
  3. Defcon 30 (August 11-14, Las Vegas)
  4. Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit 2022 (August 22-24, Las Vegas)
  5. Blue Team Con 2022 (August 27-28, Chicago)
  6. LogRhythm RhythmWorld 2022 (September 13-15, Denver, Colorado)
  7. Join UsMSSP Alert Live (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.)
  8. 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.