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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 21 March 2022

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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), 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 News Alerts

1. Italy Kaspersky: Italy's public authorities must replace antivirus software that is linked to Russia to prevent any disruption of services due to the ongoing Ukrainian conflict, a draft decree indicated, according to Reuters.

2. Funding: Application security posture management startup Bionic has raised $65 million in Series B funding led by Insight Partners. Cyberstarts and Battery Ventures also participated in the round.

3. Log4Shell Vulnerabilities: Roughly 30 percent of Log4Shell instances remain vulnerable, Qualys research indicates. Check out SC Media's analysis for more Log4Shell vulnerability findings from Qualys.

4. IoT Security Partners - Asia Pacific: BlackBerry announced 13 channel partners that will offer BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 to companies that build secure, mission-critical systems in APAC. Key vertical market focus areas include transportation, medical equipment and factory floor automation.

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

  1. Apptega Amplify Partner Summit 2022 MSSP Security Conference (April 27-28, Atlanta, Georgia)
  2. Fortinet Accelerate 2022 (May 10-13, Virtual)
  3. ItaliaSec 2022 (May 24-25, Milan, Italy)
  4. RSA Conference 2022 (June 6-9, San Francisco)
  5. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2022 (June 6-8, Orlando, Florida)
  6. Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2022 (June 7-9, Maryland)
  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.