Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 24 January 2022

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), threat hunters 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 [email protected].

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

1. Ransomware Payments – Legislation: Pennsylvania has approved new legislation barring state and local governments from using taxpayers’ money to pay ransoms to cyber-criminals, according to InfoSecurity Group.

2. UK Security Regulations and MSP Fines: MSPs that fail to properly protect data could face fines in the United Kingdom, MicroScope reports.

3. Cyber Risk Modeling: Kovrr has launched Quantum, a new version of its cyber risk quantification (CRQ) platform. Quantum leverages multiple cyber risk models to financially quantify exposure to cyberattacks and third-party failures that can lead to significant financial loss, the company asserts.

4. Integration – Health Care Security: Akamai’s Guardicore now integrates with Medigate to help health care organizations prevent ransomware attacks.

5. Partnership – Threat Intelligence: LogRhythm and SecLytics have partnered to provide enhanced threat intelligence capabilities and high-performance analytics to organizations in the Middle East.

6. Partnership – Singapore: Ernst & Young (EY) is leveraging CrowdStrike’s software for  specialized cyber risk management capabilities in Singapore, Channel Asia reported.

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

  1. Check Point CPX 360 Americas (January 25-27, Virtual)
  2. Right of Boom (February 9-11, Tampa, Florida)
  3. Zero Trust World 2022 (February 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  4. GISEC 2022 (February 21-23, Saudi Arabia)
  5. McAfee MPower Digital 2022 (March 22-23, Virtual)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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