Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 30 August 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.
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A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Ransomware Group Quits?: Ragnarok, a ransomware gang that’s locked victims out of their computers and extorted them since 2019, suddenly appears to have called it quits. The group shared a free tool that will help previous victims unlock their files and gain access to their computers again, The Daily Beast reports.

2. Integrations – Endpoint Security and Zero Trust: SentinelOne has announced new integrations with Cloudflare and Zscaler.

3. Cyber Insurance and President Biden: Multiple cyber insurance companies attended President Biden’s cybersecurity-focused meeting last week. Here’s what the insurance companies said post-meeting, according to Insurance Journal.

4. Cybersecurity Executive Order Deadline: The Office of Management and Budget is giving agencies 60 days to assess how well they log cybersecurity incident data against a new maturity model released on August 27, according to Federal News Network.

5. Hive Ransomware Warning: The FBI has released a Flash report detailing indicators of compromise (IOCs) and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) associated with ransomware attacks by Hive, a likely Ransomware-as-a-Service organization.

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

  1. Fortinet Championship Security Summit (September 13 and 17, Napa, California)
  2. Top 250 MSSPs 2021 List (September 16, Live Webcast and On-Demand)
  3. CMMC Con 2021 (September 29, Virtual Event)
  4. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit (October 4-8, Hybrid – virtual and face to face)
  5. Exabeam Spotlight21 (October 4-6, Hybrid – virtual and face to face)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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