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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 13 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.
  • Frequency and Format: Every business morning. Typically one or two sentences for each item below.
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A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. Partnership – Security Operations Center (SOC): Frankfurt, Germany-based QGroup GmbH is leveraging QuoLab Technologies to enhance the development of its own SOC operational platform, the companies say.

2. Partnership: Unit21 and Socure are partnering to promote identity verification solutions to customers.

3. New Firewalls, Partner Summit: SonicWall has unveiled new firewall options ahead of the company’s Boundless 2020 virtual partner conference.

4. Security Certification: A new version of CompTIA Security+, a professional certification for the validation of core cybersecurity skills, is now available.

5. Channel Chief – Insider Risk Detection and Response: Code42 is revamping and formalizing its channel program with a “channel-first” go-to-market strategy. Faraz Siraj, vice president of channel sales, is leading the effort.

6. Penetration Testing – Source Code Leaked?: Source code allegedly belonging to commercial penetration testing software provider Cobalt Strike has been published on GitHub, potentially providing a new path for hackers to attack companies, Silicon Angle reports.

7. Ransomware Attacks Target Israel: Two recent ransomware waves that targeted Israeli companies have been traced back to Iranian threat actors, ZDnet reports.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conferences

  1. Ignite20: Palo Alto Networks Conference (November 17-18, Virtual Conference)
  2. Black Hat Europe 2020 (December 7-10, Virtual Conference)
  3. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  4. Black Hat USA 2021 (July 31-August 5, Las Vegas)
  5. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit 2021 (October 4-8)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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