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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 15 November 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, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Alleged Ransomware Money Laundering: A Moscow entrepreneur named Denis Dubnikov was detained during a vacation abroad in November 2021, and now faces extradition to the U.S. on charges that he helped the Ryuk ransomware group launder payments, The Wall Street Journal reported.

2. MSSP Spin-Off: NXTsoft is spinning off its ThreatAdvice division as a standalone MSSP.

3. Partnership - MSSP Threat Hunting: Nuspire, a major MSSP, now leverages Cybereason's software as part of its managed security operations and threat hunting services.

4. Partnership: Neovera, an MSSP, has joined AT&T Cybersecurity's MSSP Partner Program. Neovera's security services leverage AT&T Cybersecurity’s USM (Unified Security Management) technology.

5. Vulnerability Management: The Pax8 cloud marketplace for MSPs now features CyberCNS, a multi-tenant vulnerability management platform.

6. Network Detection and Response (NDR): CyGlass, a provider of SaaS-based Network Detection and Response (NDR) for smaller IT and security teams, has expanded its global channel of cybersecurity distributors and service providers.

7. Executive Leadership: Akamai has named Mani Sundaram as EVP & general manager of the Security Technology Group (STG), and Kate Prouty is being promoted to CIO.

8. Managed Mobility Services - ServiceNow: AMI Strategies's proprietary mobility management platform, mobilityNOW is now available in the ServiceNow store.

9. Azure-based Data Protection: Axcient has announced x360Recover Direct-to-Cloud for Microsoft Azure, a Backup and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solution that protects MSPs and their clients' data in the Azure public cloud against the threats of ransomware, security breaches, accidental deletion, and cloud outages, the company said.

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

  1. Qualys Security Conference (QSC) 2021 (November 15-18, Las Vegas and Virtual)
  2. @Hack (November 28-30, Saudi Arabia)
  3. SecurityWeekly Unlocked (December 5-8, Orlando, Florida)
  4. RSA Conference 2022 (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  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.