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MSSP Market News: Crowdstrike Adds Hybrid Cloud Security

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Welcome to Monday's Cybersecurity MSSP Market News update. If things look a little different today its because, well, it is. I'm Jessica C. Davis, editorial director of CyberRisk Alliance's channel brands, which include MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. (Have you checked out ChannelE2E as well? If you haven't, you should. ChannelE2E also covers cybersecurity, but also covers a range of trends, tools and issues of interest to MSPs including AI service desk, selling AI services to end customers, the standard set of MSP tools like RMM and PSA, as well as mergers and acquisitions in the managed services market.)

But I digress. I'm filling in today for Jim Masters who will return tomorrow with his roundup of MSSP market updates and news for you. That's because each business day MSSP Alert delivers a quick lineup of news, analysis, and chatter from across the MSSP, MSP and cybersecurity world. Today is no exception.

Also, please send your news, tips and rumors to our managing editor Jim Masters here: [email protected]

Today’s MSSP Alert Market News:

1. Crowdstrike adds hybrid cloud security capabilities - CrowdStrike is bringing new capabilities to platform engineering and operations teams to help manage hybrid cloud infrastructure and cybersecurity, including on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift, the company wrote in a recent blog.

2. A look inside the SOC - Blackpoint Cyber provided a snapshot of cybersecurity incidents it saw in its security operations center recently – between May 8 and May 15 – and they included 102 total incidents, 24 on-premises MDR incidents, 2 Cloud Response for Google Workspace, and 76 Cloud Response for Microsoft 365 incidents. Blackpoint Cyber provides details of the incidents in a recent blog post.

3. Google Chrome vulnerabilities require urgent action - Syxsense is warning that urgent action is required that impact Google Chrome Browser users. The company noted that four zero-day vulnerabilities have been reported last week, and some were reported as being exploited in the wild. More information is available in the company’s blog post here.

4. Sophos Firewall Update - Sophos Firewall v20 MR1 is now available. The company said that the update is free for all licensed Sophos Firewall customers. It adds device access updates to provide more granular control over which services are accessible on the WAN to improve security posture. More information is available at this Sophos blog post.

5. Protecting against social engineering attacks - Mobile security firm Lookout has published a useful blog that includes 7 essential tips to prevent social engineering. These types of attacks are more difficult to protect against because they target people, not technology. Discussing defenses against social engineering can help MSSP and MSP relationships with end customers.

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.