Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 12 April 2021

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.
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A. Today’s MSSP and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Funding: Talon Cyber Security has raised $26 million in seed funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Team8, serial entrepreneur Zohar Zisapel, and various cyber angel investors.

2. IPO: Darktrace is expected to launch an IPO that values the company at about $3 billion to $4 billion, Bloomberg reports.

3. Clubhouse Data Scrape: An SQL database containing 1.3 million scraped Clubhouse user records has been leaked for free on a popular hacker forum, CyberNews reports.

4. Attack Surface Management: Randori has updated its Attack Surface Management (ASM) and Continuous Red-Teaming (CART) platform. Key enhancements include Target Temptation, a new engine that assesses the “attackability” of external assets.

5. Research – Mobile Malware Attacks: Check Point’s latest findings are here.

6. Partnership – Secure Access Service Edge (SASE): Oracle has integrated its Session Border Controller with Check Point’s Quantum Edge.Oracle also added a direct connection to Check Point’s  Harmony Connect, a SASE firewall-as-a-service, to add next generation firewall functionality to the local stateful firewall. The Oracle SD-WAN, with the bundled firewall, provides protection at the bottom-four layers of the OSI stack, Oracle Director of Product Marketing Douglas Tait writes in a blog. He points to these areas of protection:

  • Physical and network layer: device/application/network protection through traffic Isolation and secure operations
  • Data link layer: five layers of encryption and data-path replication
  • Network and transport layer: failsafe reliability, security zones
  • Transport layer: traffic segmentation and an integrated zone-based stateful firewalls

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  2. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2021 (June 3, Virtual Conference)
  3. Proofpoint Protect 2021 (June 8-9, Virtual Conference)
  4. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2021 (June 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  5. Black Hat USA (July 31-August 5, Las Vegas)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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