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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 22 September 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) 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 – MSSP Services: Global IT consulting giant Infosys, a Top 250 MSSP, will integrate Qualys VMDR and Multi-Vector EDR into its CyberNext Platform, a managed security service offering.

2. Talent – MSSP: Velocity has promoted Ben DeSpain to chief people officer. DeSpain joined Velocity in 2019 and has most recently served as vice president of human resources.

3. Cisco Security and XDR: Is Cisco SecureX the same as XDR? The networking giant offers some perspectives here.

4. Network Security Policy Management: FireMon has unveiled an agile network security policy management (NSPM) platform to enable cloud and digital transformation initiatives, the company says.

5. Partner Program – Launch: New Net Technologies (NNT), a provider of cybersecurity and compliance software, has announced its global Partner First Program for the company’s Change Control solutions.

6. Partner Program – Momentum: Respond Software, a cybersecurity investigation automation company, has added 23 VAR and MSP/MSSP partners reaching more than 100 customers, the company says.

7. Marketplace – Identity and Access Management (IAM): Auth0 has launched the Auth0 Marketplace, a trusted partner integrations catalog for customers.

8. New Headquarters: Milton Security has relocated its headquarters from Fullerton to the City of Brea, in the heart of Orange County, California.

9. Data Protection: Thales has launched the CipherTrust Data Security Platform, a unified data protection solution that enables organizations to discover, protect, and control their most sensitive data wherever it resides, Thales asserts.

10. Hacker Pleads Guilty: Years after he threatened to publicly release information from hacking victims unless they agreed to his digital extortion demands, Nathan Wyatt is headed to a U.S. prison, CyberScoop reports. A judge sentenced Wyatt, 39, to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to assisting a hacking crew known as The Dark Overlord.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conferences

  1. BlackBerry Security Summit 2020 (October 5-7, Virtual Conference)
  2. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2020 (October 14-15, Virtual Conference)
  3. CrowdStrike Fal.con 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (October 15-16, Virtual Conference)
  4. Exabeam Spotlight20 (November 9-11, Virtual Conference)
  5. Palo Alto Networks Ignite20 (November 17-19, Virtual Conference)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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