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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 02 May 2022

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

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (SOCaaS), Managed Detection and Response (MDR), eXtended Detection and Response (XDR), threat hunters and MSP security providers — and those who need to partner with such companies.
  • Frequency and Format: Every business morning. Typically one or two sentences for each item below.
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A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity Market News

1. Spyware Targets Spain Prime Minister, Defense Minister: Spanish authorities have detected Pegasus spyware in the mobile phones of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Defense Minister Margarita Robles, Reuters reported.

2. DDoS Attacks: Romanian government websites and other institutions were the target of a DDoS cyberattack by Killnet, a pro-Russian hacking unit. Source: Bloomberg, April 29, 2022.

3. Ransomware Attacks University: Students at Austin Peay State University have taken to with a petition urging school officials to rethink exam schedules that have been disrupted because of a ransomware attack on several of the school's key communications platforms, including email and One-Stop, the Tennessean reported.

4. Channel Chief - Cloud-first Backup: Redstor has hired Datto, Barracuda and Skout Cybersecurity veteran Mike Hanauer as chief revenue officer (CRO).

5. Ubiquiti Managed Services: SimpleFly has introduced Ubiquiti managed services and support contracts, which are "designed to intercept network and device issues before they can become expensive, business-crippling outages."

B. MSSP, MDR and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. Fortinet Accelerate 2022 (May 10-13, Virtual)
  2. Black Hat Asia 2022 (May 10-13, Singapore)
  3. Microsoft Security Summit 2022 (May 12, Virtual)
  4. ForgeRock IDLive 2022 (May 23-25, Austin, Texas)
  5. Join UsMSSP Alert Live (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.