Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 07 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. Executive Leadership – MSSP: ThreatAdvice, an MSSP, has hired Matthew Koenig as vice president of channel development.

2. Talent – Chief Security Officer (CSO): Leidos has named Terry Phillips as senior VP and and CSO.

3. Executive Leadership – XDR: Cynet, which develops an autonomous XDR platform, has named Andy Wright as VP of sales for EMEA, and Mark Fullbrook to chief revenue officer.

4. Channel Chief – SASE and SD-WAN: Expereo has hired Vodafone veteran Ben Elms as chief revenue officer.

5. New Mexico Ransomware Attack: Bernalillo County in New Mexico suffered a ransomware attack on or about January 5, 2022, and the company has deactivated affected systems and certain network connections to investigate the attack, a statement from the county indicated.

6. FTC Targets Log4j Laggards: Here’s what companies should expect amid an FTC threat to take legal action against Log4j vulnerability laggards, according to SC Media.

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
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