Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 25 March 2022

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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 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 Editorial Director Joe.Panettieri@CyberRiskAlliance.com. Thank you in advance for news tips.

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

1. Partnership – Managed XDR (eXtended Detection and Response): MDR provider Expel has become a Palo Alto Networks Cortex XMDR Specialization partner.

2. Microsoft Azure Expert MSP: Ingram Micro Cloud has retained Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) status for the third consecutive year.

3. SAP Russia: SAP is shutting down its cloud operations in Russia, withdrawing further from the country after stopping sales in Russia in early March 2022. Source: Reuters, March 24, 2022.

4. Energy Sector Targeted: State-sponsored Russian cyber actors targeted U.S. international energy sector organizations from 2011 to 2018, the CISA and FBI reported. The announcement was paired with the unsealing of criminal charges against four Russian government officials, whom the U.S. Department of Justice accused of carrying out two major hacking operations aimed at the global energy sector, Reuters reported.

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

  1. Apptega Amplify Partner Summit 2022 MSSP Security Conference (April 27-28, Atlanta, Georgia)
  2. Fortinet Accelerate 2022 (May 10-13, Virtual)
  3. ItaliaSec 2022 (May 24-25, Milan, Italy)
  4. RSA Conference 2022 (June 6-9, San Francisco)
  5. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2022 (June 6-8, Orlando, Florida)
  6. Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2022 (June 7-9, Maryland)
  7. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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