Each business day, MSSP Alert delivers this 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.
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A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity Market News

1. Rumor - M&A Negotiations: Palo Alto Networks is seeking to acquire application security startup Cider Security for roughly $200 million, CTech reported. The rumor surfaces after M&A discussions between Palo Alto Networks and Apiiro broke down, CTech reported.

2. Microsoft 365 Security Recommendations: The CISA has issued requests for comment (RFCs) on eight Microsoft 365 security configuration baselines.

3. Microsoft Managed XDR Partner: BlueVoyant, a Top 250 MSSP, has achieved Microsoft verified Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) solution status.

4. DDoS Attack Mitigation for SMBs: Microsoft is now previewing Azure DDoS IP Protection SKU -- which is a new SKU of Azure DDoS Protection built for SMBs.

5. Top 10 Trending Threats for October 2022: Red Canary's analysis is here...

6. Security Services - Mexico: TELMEX Scitum has added SentinelOne’s Singularity Identity Suite to its portfolio following SentinelOne's acquisition of Attivo Networks.

7. Microsoft Data Exposure - How Big?: A Misconfigured Microsoft Azure server exposed customer data, but Microsoft and a third-party security researcher disagree over the size and scope of the issue, SC Media reported.

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