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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 5 September 2023


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

1. Security Partnership: has signed a distributor agreement with value added distributor e92plus to expand its channel program in the United Kingdom. The company also announced partnerships with Softcat and Hedgehog Security to address further cybersecurity use cases for IT service providers, highlighting the opportunities for value-added distributors and managed service providers to embrace the potential of a new approach to secure web gateway technology, said.

2. Report Identified Cyber Hot Zones: Nation-state cyber threat activity will push the boundaries of war exclusion language, warns leading cyber risk analytics specialist CyberCube. In a new report examining selected nation-state cyber hot zones to gain insight into the potential cyber insurance impacts of future cyber wars, CyberCube monitors these hot zones for evidence of cyberattacks bridging the divide between digital and physical impacts, the company said.

3. Company Expansion: AccessIT Group, a specialized cybersecurity solutions provider, has announced plans to open a new office in Florida to complete its 2023 East Coast expansion. Heading up the new office is Sean Brantley, who has been appointed regional sales manager for the company's Florida location. 

4. Cybersecurity Book Release: Netskope, a secure access service edge (SASE) specialist, and AKnowledge Partners, a global advisory firm, have released The Cyber Savvy Boardroom: Essentials Explained. As a concise, single volume and comprehensive primer on cybersecurity, the book makes abstract and highly technical concepts usefully practical for public, private and not-for-profit company board members and C-level executives.

5. Security Partnership: Quantum Computing Inc., a company focused on quantum optics and nanophotonics technology, has signed a strategic sales and teaming agreement with Assured Cyber Protection Ltd., a specialist in AI-empowered cybersecurity assessment, continuous detection and mitigation company. The key objective of the strategic sales and teaming agreement is to coordinate efforts to market and deliver both companies' proprietary cybersecurity technologies and products. 

6. U.S. Government Contract Award: Aquia Inc., a service-disabled veteran-owned small business specializing in cloud and cybersecurity professional services, has been awarded a subcontract from Omni Federal to support its three-year contract with the United States Department of Defense's (DoD) Platform One Cloud Native Access Point (CNAP). As a subcontractor to Omni Federal, Aquia will help the government advance toward a zero trust architecture, accelerate movement to secure cloud services and enhance secure collaboration across the DoD.

7. LockBit Attacks U.K. Company: Gigabytes of sensitive data related to British military and intelligence sites have been exposed by the infamous LockBit ransomware group. Zaun, a Wolverhampton-based manufacturer of fencing systems, revealed it was hit by a cyberattack carried out by LockBit between August 5-6. Zaun believes its cybersecurity solutions thwarted any transfer of data. LockBit, which claimed responsibility for the attack, gave Zaun until August 29 to pay an undisclosed ransom, after which it published some data on their leak site. (Source: Infosecurity Magazine)

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.