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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 26 January 2023

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

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs, security operations centers as a service (SOCaaS), managed detection and response (MDR), eXtended detection and response (XDR), threat hunters and MSP security 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].

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

1. Business Milestone: Apptega announced that its global customer base, which is increasingly comprised of leading managed security service providers (MSSPs), now collectively runs more than 10,000 compliance and security programs on its cloud-based platform.

2. Product Enhancement: Perimeter 81, a cloud-based secured network provider, has added malware protection to strengthen its security offering and better protect its customers from internet-borne risks. Perimeter 81’s malware protection requires no set-up by administrators and protects against downloaded or web-embedded malware, the company said.

3. Cybersecurity Research: Rising threats to vehicles and to industrial operational technology have led a growing number of enterprises worldwide to invest in advanced technologies and services to better secure their assets, according to a new research report from Information Services Group. The report notes that cybersecurity has become a high priority for companies in manufacturing, automotive, life sciences and other industries amid recent cyberattacks against manufacturing facilities and connected vehicles.

4. MDR Partnership Formed: Critical Start, a managed detection and response (MDR) provider, announced the availability of its MDR service offering for Trend Micro Vision One customers. Critical Start will harness the power of Trend Micro Vision One by providing customers with continuous threat monitoring, investigation, escalation and proactive response to security alerts at the endpoint.

5. Good News for CISOs: Riding a three-year trend, 70% of chief information security officers (CISOs) expect their budgets to increase again this year, according to the CISO Benchmark Report from the Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

6. Leadership Move: ThriveDX has appointed Jim Roemer as the president and general manager, Public Sector. Roemer joins ThriveDX with more than 18 years of government service experience, including 10 years in the CIA and a two-year assignment in the White House. Most recently, he served as the Director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security and Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Arizona.

7. Cybersecurity Scholarships Offered: The Center for Cyber Safety and Education, the charitable arm of (ISC)², a is now accepting applications for its 2023 scholarships. The application period began January 17 with the (ISC)² associates and undergraduate, graduate, and women's scholarships and KnowBe4's women's scholarship all opening for applications.

8. NIST Releases Guidance: The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework (AI RMF 1.0). The guidance document is intended for voluntary use by organizations designing, developing, deploying or using AI systems to help manage the many risks of AI technologies.

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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.