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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 15 March 2021

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 and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Ransomware Attacks Buffalo School District: Classes are canceled today. A cybersecurity firm named GreyCastle Security assisting the investigation and recovery. The latest Buffalo School Ransomware Attack Details are here.

2. Molson Coors Cyberattack: Molson Coors Beverage Company is striving to recover from a cyberattack that triggered a systems outage. The outage, in turn, impacted brewery operations, production and shipments.

3. Partner Program: Accurics, a cloud cyber resilience specialist, has launched a channel program designed for partners who share a developer-first approach to cloud security.

4. Patent - Risk Management: Proficio, an MSSP with MDR (managed detection and response) capabilities, has earned a patent for the company's ThreatInsight cyber risk scoring capabilities.

5. Cybersecurity Spending: Microsoft stands to receive nearly a quarter of Covid relief funds destined for U.S. cybersecurity defenders, sources told Reuters, angering some lawmakers who don’t want to increase funding for a company whose software was recently at the heart of two big hacks, Reuters reports.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. SOC as a Service for Small MSPs (March 18, MSSP Alert Webcast)
  2. Huntress hack_it 2021 (March 22-24, Virtual Conference)
  3. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  4. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2021 (June 3, Virtual Conference)
  5. 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.