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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 08 March 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.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to Editorial Director [email protected]. Thank you in advance for news tips.

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

1. Google Acquires Mandiant: Details are here.

2. MSSPs and Customers - Who Owns the Risk?: Even if a company hires an MSSP to mitigate cyber risk, the hiring company still owns the risk -- according to Fortinet VP Jonathan Nguyen-Duy.

3. SaaS Application Security Trends for MSPs: Find the latest research findings from SaaS Alerts here.

4. SaaS Application Security: Canonic Security has launched AppTotal, a free community offering "enabling security analysis of any SaaS integration, third-party app or add-on." The platform offers a continuously updated index of SaaS add-ons and integrations, starting with Google Workspace, Microsoft 365/Azure and Slack, with Atlassian, Salesforce and others coming soon, Canonic indicated.

5. Funding - Cybersecurity Asset Management & SaaS Management: Axonius has closed $200 million in Series E funding, led by Accel. The company's valuation is now $2.6 billion.

6. Managed Security for SMBs: Vodafone is partnering with Accenture to offer managed security services to SMB customers in Germany, the two companies said.

7. Conti Ransomware Attacks: eSentire posted this warning and analysis of Conti Ransomware attacks.

8. Cybersecurity Talent: Trellix and Gotara are partnering in a bid to close the cybersecurity talent gap. The move comes one week after Stellar Cyber announced a cyber talent development strategy involving Boise State University.

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

  1. GISEC 2022 (March 21-23, Dubai)
  2. McAfee MPower Digital 2022 (March 22-23, Virtual)
  3. Apptega Amplify Partner Summit 2022 MSSP Security Conference (April 27-28, Atlanta, Georgia)
  4. Fortinet Accelerate 2022 (May 10-13, 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.