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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 16 February 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. Hackers Attack IT Monitoring Software: Hackers successfully hit IT monitoring software from Centreon, and the attack quietly continued from 2017 through 2020, according to French investigators.

2. Ransomware Hacker Arrests: Members of the Egregor ransomware cartel have been arrested in Ukraine, France Inter and ZDnet report.

3. Ransomware Attacks College: Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina’s second-largest community college, has confirmed it’s the victim of a ransomware attack that recent shut down all school-related technology, according to a local news report.

4. M&A - Cloud Security Posture Management: Palo Alto Networks has acquired Bridgecrew for cloud security posture management (CSPM) and DevOps-related security capabilities.

5. Talent - Distribution and Cybersecurity: Ingram Micro has named Rod Lazarus as general manager for cybersecurity.

6. Check Point Software Updates: Check Point Software Technologies has launched CloudGuard Application Security (AppSec), an automated web application and API protection solution. AppSec allows enterprises to secure cloud-native applications against both known and zero-day attacks, the company says.

7. NIST Guidance: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of a document to guide the cybersecurity of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services, ExecutiveGov reports.

8. Research - Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) Market Forecast: Sales of cloud security posture management (CSPM) will likely reach $9 billion by 2026, a 14.4 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2020, according to MarketsandMarkets.

9. Research - Cloud Services Brokerage Market Forecast: The global cloud service brokerage (CSB) market will reach $17.2 billion by 2025, a 17.3% CAGR from 2019, according to Million Insights.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. Fortinet Accelerate 2021 (March 9-11, Virtual Conference)
  2. SOC as a Service for Small MSPs (March 18, MSSP Alert Webcast)
  3. Huntress hack_it 2021 (March 22-24, Virtual Conference)
  4. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  5. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2021 (June 3, Virtual Conference)
  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.