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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 06 November 2020

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.
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A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. SMB Cyber Insurance: Cowbell Cyber has partnered with Mylo to enable increased distribution of Cowbell’s standalone cyber insurance to the small business market, the companies say.

2. Distribution – Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS): Westcon has agreed to distribute AttackIQ in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific) regions.

3. Cybersecurity Consulting: NTT, a Top 250 MSSP, has launched cybersecurity advisory and security consulting services to help organizations detect and analyze cyber risks.

4. Talent: Arctic Wolf, a security operations center-as-a-service (SOCaaS) and managed detection and response (MDR) provider, has named Bob Skelley as its SVP of global channels.

5. Cybersecurity Contract – U.S. Government: Safal Partners, a workforce and education firm and sponsor of a cybersecurity registered apprenticeship program, has been awarded a $10 million, five-year contract from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Under the contract Safal will increase the number of skilled, credentialed cybersecurity workers by expanding employer-based registered apprenticeship opportunities nationwide, Safal says.

MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conferences

  1. Exabeam Spotlight20 (November 9-11, Virtual Conference)
  2. Ignite20: Palo Alto Networks Conference (November 17-18, Virtual Conference)
  3. Black Hat Europe 2020 (December 7-10, Virtual Conference)
  4. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, San Francisco)
  5. Black Hat USA 2021 (July 31-August 5, Las Vegas)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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