Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 29 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. Microsoft 365 Defender vs Log4j Vulnerability: The Microsoft 365 Defender portal now features a consolidated Log4j dashboard to help customers identify and remediate files, software and devices that are exposed to the Log4j vulnerabilities, Microsoft tweeted.

2. Another Log4j Security Issue: Checkmarx, an application security testing firm, discovered a way to use Log4j to launch malicious code, forcing yet another round of patching for affected users, SC Media reported.

3. Log4j Vulnerability Scanners: Here are 17 vulnerability scanners that can help MSPs and MSSPs to discover and mitigate Log4j security issues.

4. Zero Trust Managed Security Services: Futurism Technologies, an IBM Global Security Solutions Partner, has rolled out Zero-Trust Managed Security Acceleration Services. The services leverage IBM Security Solutions such as IBM QRadar, IBM Maas360, IBM Verify and IBM Guardium Data Protection, all integrated with IBM Watson.   

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

  1. Right of Boom (February 9-11, Tampa, Florida)
  2. Zero Trust World 2022 (February 21-23, Orlando, 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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