Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 20 December 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.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to Joe.Panettieri@CyberRiskAlliance.com.

A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Partnership – MDR, SIEM and XDR: BlackBerry has partnered with Exabeam to extend from MDR to XDR services.

2. Funding – MSSP: Talion has raised money from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance. The money will allow Talion to expand from the United Kingdom into the United States. Stay tuned for more details.

3. Funding – Open Source Cloud Security Software: Ory has raised $22.5 million in Series A funding, led by Insight Partners and existing seed investors, Balderton Capital and In-Q-Tel.

4. Funding – Identity and Access Management (IAM): PlainID Inc. has raised $75 million in Series C funding, Silicon Angle reported.

5. Expansion – Security Operations Center: Global IT provider Stefanini Group has opened a SOC in the Southfield, Michigan, to support U.S. customers.

6. Plugins – SOC Platform: CYREBRO has released dedicated APIs that “securely collect and process data from cloud services and manage the transfer of telemetry to SIEMs.” The solution “eliminates the common challenges of SIEM connectors that are either missing, require expensive professional services to develop, or lack an encrypted tunnel to monitor cloud services,” CYREBRO asserted.

B. MSSP, MDR and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. RSA Conference 2022 (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  2. Right of Boom (February 9-11, Tampa, 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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