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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 27 February 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 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].

A. Today’s MSSP Cybersecurity Market News

  1. What managed security services are worth: What kind of prices are MSSPs charging right now? At the Right of Boom closing panel discussion last week, moderator Gary Pica advocated for $400 a seat, and in New York City $500 a seat.
  2. CISA’s view of software vendors: At an event at Carnegie Mellon University, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly said Apple was a positive example of accountability and transparency for its security practices. That’s because 95% of iCloud users enable multi-factor authentication (MFA). That compares to just 32% for Microsoft 365 – a figure cited by Right of Boom host Andrew Morgan at that conference last week.
  3. Cybersecurity Down Under: The Australian government will create an agency to oversee government investment in cybersecurity and overhaul its cybersecurity rules. The action is intended to help coordinate responses to hacker attacks.
  4. Ransomware hits fresh food company: Dole Plc said it was hit with a ransomware attack and is working with cybersecurity experts to contain the impact. The company is also cooperating with a police investigation. The impact on operations was limited, according to a statement from the company.
  5. Cyberattack disrupts satellite TV service: U.S. satellite television provider Dish is experiencing a multiday outage after an apparent cyberattack. The disruption began Feb. 23 when customers said they couldn’t access television services or pay bills.

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Jessica C. Davis

Jessica C. Davis is editorial director of CyberRisk Alliance’s channel brands, MSSP Alert, MSSP Alert Live, and ChannelE2E. She has spent a career as a journalist and editor covering the intersection of business and technology including chips, software, the cloud, AI, and cybersecurity. She previously served as editor in chief of Channel Insider and later of MSP Mentor where she was one of the original editors running the MSP 501.