Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 20 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. M&A – MSSP and IAM: Performanta, backed by Beech Tree Private Equity, has acquired Identity Experts, a Microsoft Gold Security Partner and Identity & Access Management (IAM) specialist consultancy based in the UK.

2. Managed Detection and Response: CyberMaxx has launched MAXX MDR, which blends SIEM, network and EDR security and leverages a fully managed implementation of CrowdStrike.

3. Cybersecurity Talent: Intel 471, a provider of cybercrime intelligence, has named Brandon Hoffman as chief information security officer (CISO), and Joy Nemitz as its new chief marketing officer (CMO). Both report to CEO Mark Arena.

4. Cybersecurity Talent Development: CyberKnights, from Rofori Corp., now enables employers to take inventory of their individual and total employee cybersecurity skills across the organization, utilizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework in key ways, the company says.

5. CMMC Compliance: Pacific Medical Centers, a healthcare network in the North Western united states, chose Redspin to conduct a readiness assessment of their current security posture to determine how to prepare for the Department of Defense’s new security framework certification for vendors, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Redspin is a division of CynergisTek.

6. Managed Firewall Services: High Wire Networks Inc. and its cybersecurity business unit, Overwatch Managed Security, have introduced the Overwatch Managed Firewall, powered by Mako Networks.

7. Research – Ransomware Attacks: The latest stats are in the The State of Email Security report from Mimecast.

8. Partnership – Managed Video Surveillance Services: AddSecure and Ava Security are partnering to promote video surveillance IT solutions in Europe

9. White Label Partner Program: Otava has enhanced its Partner Program with a new partner portal featuring deal registration and management, 150 co-brandable enablement tools, dedicated marketing campaign assistance and trainers, plus a commitment that “Otava will not let Partners lose on price for like deals,” the company claims. Otava’s partner program is designed to help businesses deliver cloud, data protection, security, and colocation solutions to their customers.

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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