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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 13 November 2023

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Each business day, MSSP Alert delivers a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the managed security services provider ecosystem.

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs and MSPs; threat hunters; security operations center as a service (SOCaaS); managed detection and response (MDR) and eXtended detection and response (XDR) providers; and those who 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 Managing Editor Jim Masters: [email protected].

Today’s MSSP, MSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity Market News

1. Women Veterans Cybersecurity Education Initiative: The Veterans Cybersecurity Group (VCSG) and The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) has introduced the Service Women in Cybersecurity Initiative (SWCSi) to support and advance the careers of U.S. service women in the cybersecurity field. SWCSi is strategically designed to encourage U.S. Service Women to consider careers in cybersecurity. The initiative is aligned with ISC2's "One Million Certified in Cybersecurity" global initiative and specifically targets female Active-Duty U.S.-Service Women, offering them guidance and mentorship for a career in cybersecurity. Interested service members can contact Denisha Ward at [email protected] or apply at SWSCi.com.

2. Security Partnership: Resecurity has announced its integration with the Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR Marketplace, a platform for security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR). The integration allows Resecurity to offer three of its Resecurity Context, Resecurity Risk and Resecurity IDProtect products to organizations seeking to enhance their security posture and streamline incident response workflows.

3. Malware Training Initiative: IT Security professionals can sharpen their skills in reverse engineering through Kaspersky’s new online course. Hosted by cybersecurity professionals from the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT), the course is tailored to provide a foundation in the Ghidra framework and expand trainees’ understanding of the malware analysis process. Advanced malware reverse engineering with Ghidra is the highest level in a series of Kaspersky reverse-engineering-related courses within the xTraining portfolio.

4. Cybersecurity Contest: Insight Enterprises, a global solutions integrator, has partnered with Cisco on a national $75,000 Security Makeover Contest that will award three companies each with $25,000 worth of cybersecurity upgrades. The deadline to enter is December 31, and the winners will be named in early January. To apply for the Security Makeover Contest, go to insight.securebycisco.com. For more information about Insight, visit www.insight.com or call 800-INSIGHT.

5. CISA Releases Business Continuity in a Box: The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have released Business Continuity in a Box. Developed by ACSC with contributions from CISA, the product assists organizations with swiftly and securely standing up critical business functions during or following a cyber incident. Business Continuity in a Box is designed for situations where the availability or integrity of an organization’s data and/or systems has been compromised. The core components focus on keeping communications flowing during an incident and establishing interim business-critical applications.

6. Cyberattackers Target Australian Port: One of Australia’s biggest port operators has restarted some operations after a crippling cyberattack that led to a huge backup of cargo. DP World Australia, which manages the flow of nearly 40% of the country’s goods and is owned by Dubai-based logistics giant DP World, announced on November 13 that the resumption came three days following a breach of its IT systems. (Source: CNN)

7. China Issues Cybersecurity Proposal: China's finance ministry has proposed that auditors undergo or conduct additional cybersecurity checks when their work involves national security. A draft of the new measures also lays out how accounting firms should manage data that relates to Chinese firms. (Source: Reuters)

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.