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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 09 December 2021

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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) 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. MSSP and Application Security: The Application Security Division of NTT has unveiled The WhiteHat Vantage Platform, a SaaS-based solution that allows developers and security teams to more effectively and efficiently test application security, the company indicates.

2. Supply Chain Risk Management: Trustwave, a Top 250 MSSP, has released Managed Vendor Risk Assessment (MVRA) -- a cyber supply chain risk assessment solution for enterprises and SMBs.  

3. Funding - Supply Chain Security: Chainguard has $5 million in a Seed Funding round led by Amplify Partners and multiple angel investors.

4. Funding - Integration Platform as a Service: Celigo has raised $48 million in Series C funding to optimize end-to-end business automation for mid-market companies. The funding round was led by OMERS Growth Equity and joined by NewSpring Capital.

5. Funding - Secure IoT: Crosspoint Capital Partners led a $50 million Series C investment in Afero, a provider of turnkey Internet of Things (IoT) Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions. The Home Depot also participated in the investment round.

6. Penetration Testing: NetSPI has launched IoT penetration testing services.

7. Zero Trust: Zscaler announced general availability of its new Workload Communications solution, which extends Zero Trust security to workloads and applications hosted in public clouds.

8. SonicWall Security Advisory: SonicWall has released a security advisory to address vulnerabilities affecting SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 series appliances, according to a CISA alert.

9. Partner Program: File security provider Votiro has joined the McAfee Enterprise Security Innovation Alliance (SIA).

10. Partnership - Multi-Factor Authentication: TraitWare will provide Real Passwordless MFA to customers' Keeper vaults with additional SSO authentication, thereby replacing access via a master password. The move enables businesses to deploy a passwordless MFA login to their Keeper Vault in minutes, the companies said.

11. Ransomware Attack - Vestas Data Leaked: Personal data stolen from Vestas in November 2021 has been made public, the wind turbine maker disclosed on December 8, according to Reuters.

12. Ransomware Attacks Australia Utility: Chinese government hackers were behind a breach at CS Energy, which is owned by the Queensland state in northeast Australia, Reuters reported.

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

  1. Cybereason DefenderCon21 (December 14, Virtual)
  2. McAfee MPOWER Digital 2022 (January 26-27, Virtual)
  3. RSA Conference 2022 (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  4. Right of Boom (February 9-11, Tampa, Florida)
  5. GISEC 2022 (February 21-23, Saudi Arabia)
  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.