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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 03 January 2022

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 up 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 [email protected].

A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. M&A - MSSP and MDR: In case you missed it, Herjavec Group and Fishtech Group are merging their MSSP and MDR security businesses. Private equity firm Apax Partners backed the deal.

2. M&A List: Here are 85 M&A deals involving MSSPs -- including all the buyers, sellers and investors.

3. Updated - Log4j Vulnerability Scanners: Here are 18 tools that MSPs, MSSPs and threat hunters can use to find and mitigate Log4j vulnerabilities.

4. T-Mobile SIM Card Swapping Attacks: T-Mobile has confirmed SIM card swapping attacks have targeted a "very small number" of the mobile company's customers, BleepingComputer reported. T-Mobile has faced intense public scrutiny after suffering multiple cyberattacks in recent years.

5. Impresa Cyberattack: The websites of one of Portugal's biggest newspapers and of a major broadcaster, both owned by the country's largest media conglomerate Impresa, were down after being hit by a hacker attack over the weekend, Reuters reported.

6. Broward Health Data Breach: Broward Health of Florida disclosed a data breach in which a hacker gained network access to some patient and employee information, a local NBC affiliate reported.

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

  1. Right of Boom (February 9-11, Tampa, Florida)
  2. Zero Trust World 2022 (February 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  3. GISEC 2022 (February 21-23, Saudi Arabia)
  4. McAfee MPower Digital 2022 (March 22-23, Virtual)
  5. ItaliaSec 2022 (May 24-25, Milan, Italy)
  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.