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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 21 December 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 News Alerts

1. SolarWinds Hacker Update: Roughly 198 organizations, overall, were hacked using the SolarWind Orion backdoor, according to Recorded Future.

2. BlackBerry Cyber Suite: CEO John Chen shared these Cyber Suite updates during BlackBerry’s latest quarterly earnings call.

3. Network Security: The $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill includes $1.9 billion to help telecom network equipment makers remove Huawei and ZTE equipment from U.S. networks, Reuters reports.

4. 5G Network Security: Positive Technology raises these concerns.

5. DDoS Attack Targets Bitcoin: The Bitcoin.org website is back up after a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) took the site down in the early hours of December 19, Coindesk reports.

6. Managed SD-WAN Services: Granite Telecommunications has unveiled Granite Guardian FlexEdge, a managed network solution that combines firewall, SD-WAN, session border controller (SBC), cellular data router and more in a single solution, the company says.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. Secureworks Connect 2021 (February 9-10, Virtual Conference)
  2. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  3. Black Hat USA 2021 (July 31-August 5, Las Vegas)
  4. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit 2021 (October 4-8)
  5. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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