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MSSP Market News: CrowdStrike, eSentire, ESET

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Today’s MSSP Alert Market News:

1. CrowdStrike, eSentire Parter: CrowdStrike and eSentire, a managed detection and response (MDR) provider, have announced an expanded partnership to integrate threat intelligence and power eSentire’s 24/7 managed security operations with the AI-native CrowdStrike Falcon cybersecurity platform. In the expanded partnership, eSentire is "doubling down on CrowdStrike to fulfill customer consolidation needs and take over protection of global Carbon Black accounts, while CrowdStrike is deepening its commitment to unleashing the power of AI-native cybersecurity with eSentire’s MDR," the companies said.

2. AI Threat Defense Unveiled, STEM Scholarship Winners Selected: ESET has unveiled ESET AI Advisor, a generative AI-based cybersecurity assistant that transforms incident response and interactive risk analysis. ESET AI Advisor integrates into the day-to-day operations of security analysts, conducting in-depth analysis, the company said. Also, ESET has announced the winners of the Ninth Annual Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship. Selected for their achievements, academic excellence and dedication to pursuing careers in STEM fields, the recipients of this year's North American scholarships are Anna Wu and Rebecca Huang from the United States and Aidan Gurung and Lauren Hendley from Canada. 

3. Leadership Move: Logpoint has appointed Mikkel Drucker as CEO. The nomination of Drucker "marks the next stage in Logpoint’s journey to becoming a European cybersecurity powerhouse," the company said. Drucker joins Logpoint after three years as CEO at Netigate, where he sold the company to a private equity fund and drove its growth performance.

4. Free Firewall Assessment: Threathunter.ai and Threater have teamed up to offer a free firewall assessment service. This initiative aims to help businesses identify and fix vulnerabilities, providing them with protection against ransomware and other cyber threats. This initiative is part of a broader effort by Threathunter.ai and Threater to support businesses and strengthen their defenses against cyber threats, the companies said.

5. Botnet Group Dismantled: An international law enforcement operation led by the U.S. Justice Department disrupted a botnet used to commit cyberattacks, large-scale fraud, child exploitation, harassment, bomb threats and export violations. As part of the operation, YunHe Wang, 35, a People’s Republic of China national, was arrested on May 24 on criminal charges arising from his deployment of malware and the creation and operation of a residential proxy service known as “911 S5.”

6. Hospital Reports Phishing Attack: A phishing incident involving the emails of workers at University of Chicago Medical Center may have exposed the personal information of about 10,300 people, according to the hospital. The email accounts of several hospital workers were accessed between January 4-30. In late March, the hospital determined that the email accounts contained health information, and for some people may have also included Social Security numbers, passport numbers, driver’s license numbers, insurance information, billing information and access information, such as security questions and answers. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

7. Phishing Scam Report Released: KnowBe4, a simulated phishing and security awareness training platform provider, has released the results of its Q1 2024 report on top clicked phishing tests. Phishing emails continue to be one of the most common methods for executing cyberattacks on organizations around the world. HR-related phishing attacks rank first at 42%, a trend that has persisted over the past three quarters, followed by IT-related phishing emails at 30%, KnowBe4 reports.

8. Cloud Security Partnership: Uptycs, a cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) provider, has formed a strategic partnership with Kite, a value-added distributor specializing in innovative and disruptive technologies. Uptycs' partnership with Kite will deliver advanced cloud security solutions to enterprises across the U.K., enhancing their ability to secure critical workloads and ensure compliance, the companies said. Furthermore, the partnership allows enterprises to benefit from Uptycs’ comprehensive security coverage, from developer endpoints to cloud workloads, and ensures seamless integration with existing security infrastructure.

9. Security Product Release: Lacework has brought to market Lacework Edge, a new security service edge (SSE) product that extends the Lacework data-driven platform’s security capabilities from securing code to cloud to now securing users and networks at the edge. Lacework Edge is a proxy-based, cloud-native product that provides zero trust connectivity by leveraging contextual data to make continuous risk-based access decisions. It secures access from any user or device to internet applications, private data center applications and SaaS applications while also securing their data, the company said.

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.