Each business day, MSSP Alert delivers this 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. Partnership: Gradient Cyber has partnered with D9 Technologies to integrate Gradient Cyber’s 24/7 SOCaaS capabilities with D9’s managed-services. Customers gain turnkey security assessments, 24/7 security monitoring, disaster recovery, and business continuity services, the companies said.

2. Partnership: HCL has partnered with Palo Alto Networks to expand the company's cloud security, incident response and XDR (eXtended Detection and Response) security services.

3. Telecom Ransomware Attack: French telecoms operator La Poste Mobile has alerted customers that their data may have been compromised in a ransomware attack that targeted the company’s administrative and management systems on July 4, InfoSecurity Magazine reported.

4. Hacker Pleads Guilty: A Canadian man named Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in ransomware attacks that stole an estimated $40 million in cryptocurrency from victims around the world, according to federal authorities, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

5. Financial Services Security Part One: The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), a national organization of state financial regulators, will provide state financial regulators with access to SecurityScorecard’s cybersecurity ratings platform and connected services.

6. Financial Services Security Part Two: The Community Bankers Association of Kansas (CBA) has endorsed RESULTS Technology to promote technology services specifically designed for Community Banks.

7. Phishing Research: One in three untrained employees will click on a phishing link, KnowBe4 research asserts.

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

  1. AWS re:Inforce (July 26-27, Boston, Massachusetts)
  2. Black Hat USA (August 6-11, Las Vegas)
  3. Defcon 30 (August 11-14, Las Vegas)
  4. Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit 2022 (August 22-24, Las Vegas)
  5. Blue Team Con 2022 (August 27-28, Chicago)
  6. LogRhythm RhythmWorld 2022 (September 13-15, Denver, Colorado)
  7. Join UsMSSP Alert Live (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.)
  8. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar