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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 20 October 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. Funding - Application Security Testing: Summit Partners has invested $625 million in Invicti Security. Also, Turn/River Capital remains a "significant shareholder" in Invicti.

2. Funding - Breach Attack and Simulation: Picus Security has raised $24 million in Series B funding.

3. Partnership - Data Cloud and Risk Management: Panorays and Snowflake are partnering to blend cloud data management with third-party security risk management software capabilities.

4. Partnership - Accenture and Splunk: Accenture and Splunk have have formed a business group to help customers "maximize insights from data, with a particular focus on AI-powered IT operations, security automation, and intelligent supply chain."

5. SIEM Software - India: Securonix has "significantly" expanded its SIEM software business in India. The company has 15 or so strategic partners -- including distributors and systems integrators -- in the region. Still, exact business performance metrics were not disclosed.

6. Zero Trust & Secure Connectivity: Cyolo has launched an identity-centric Vault feature. The Vault creates one primary identity for users and internally saves all other passwords, thereby integrating multiple accounts into a single trusted user identity, the company said.

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

  1. CISA National Cybersecurity Summit 2021 (October 27, Virtual)
  2. Saviynt Converge 21 Identity and Security Conference (November 3-5, Huntington Beach, California)
  3. AT&T Security Conference (November 3, Virtual)
  4. Black Hat Europe 2021 (November 8-11, London)
  5. InfoSec World (November 9-10, Virtual)
  6. Qualys Security Conference (QSC) 2021 (November 15-18, Las Vegas and Virtual)
  7. 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.