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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 08 April 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.

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

1. Microsoft Disrupts Alleged Russian Hackers: That's the latest cyberwar update associated with Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

2. Cyber Espionage: An elaborate cyber espionage campaign known as Operation Bearded Barbie targeted prominent Israeli defense experts, Cybereason reported.

3. Partnership - SAP Application Security: NTT DATA Business Solutions AG and SecurityBridge are expanding their strategic partnership to further enhance SAP application security. The two IT service providers have worked together in the North-European market since 2019. The NTT Data-SecurityBridge partnership is now expanding globally.

4. Identity Security and Compliance: CyberArk has achieved SOC 2 Type 2 certification that spans the CyberArk SaaS portfolio -- including privileged access management (PAM), endpoint privilege management, remote vendor access, Identity and Access Management, and cloud infrastructure entitlements management, the company indicated.

5. Ransomware Attacks University: North Carolina A&T State University suffered a ransomware attack in March, The Record reported.

6. Is Cyber Insurance Worth the Price?: Nearly 79% of policyholders believe cyber insurance is worth the cost, according to a Cowbell Cyber research report.

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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.