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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 23 August 2022

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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. Arctic Wolf's Next Move?: Security operations platform provider Arctic Wolf is seeking to raise roughly $300 million in convertible debt while waiting for more favorable conditions in the IPO (initial public offering) market, a report indicated.

2. Palo Alto Networks vs. SIEM: Palo Alto Networks’ new SOC (security operations center) platform — known as XSIAM — has found its first paying customer, and a broader industry rollout is planned within the next six months, Chief Product Officer Lee Klarich said.

3. Cyber Insurance Rejection?: Amid rising cyber insurance rates and mixed outcomes, major software firms and retailers have either nixed or are considering ditching cyber insurance, The Information reports.

4. Integration - Threat Intelligence: Kaspersky Threat Data Feeds are now integrated with Microsoft Sentinel.

5. Partnership - 5G Network Security: NEC and Fortinet are partnering to  jointly build secure 5G networks for communication service providers (CSPs), the two companies said.

6. Partnership - Passwordless Security: Hitachi ID and HYPR have partnered to deliver Bravura OneAuth a passwordless solution for secure system access.

7. Partnership - Autonomous Vehicle Security: The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Fortress Information Security are partnering to develop an "enterprise cybersecurity model and a suite of voluntary standards to address cyber risks specific to uncrewed systems and robotics," the two organizations said.

8. Compliance: SecureAuth plans to continue its FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance membership, and has extended its commitment to FIDO2 certification standards.

9. Key Security Automation: Ntrinsec has launched a key security automation platform that "eliminates security risks around encryption key reuse and poor key management," the company asserted.

10. Authorization as a Service: PlainID has launched its SaaS-enabled Authorization Platform.

11. Security Program Maturity Software: Details about the new CyberCAST platform are here...

12. Identity and Access Management (IAM): BeyondTrust has unveiled the BeyondTrust Platform, featuring a "modern architecture that delivers unprecedented visibility of identities and access across an organization’s entire digital estate, from on-premises to cloud, hybrid and operational technology environments," the company asserted.

13. Talent - Data Security: Virtru has hired Mishi Choudhary as senior VP and general counsel.

14. Talent: Claroty has named Joshua Corman as vice president of cyber safety strategy. Corman will lead Claroty’s cyber safety efforts by "engaging with government partners on public policy development, supporting Claroty’s product and vertical strategy, and leading industry-specific education efforts across critical infrastructure sectors," the company said.

15. MSP Software - Data Protection: Axcient has announced Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) enhancements and expanded reporting capabilities for partners, including dashboard visibility into backup health, the company said.

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

  1. Blue Team Con 2022 (August 27-28, Chicago)
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  3. Fal.Con 2022: CrowdStrike Cybersecurity Conference (September 19-21, Las Vegas)
  4. Join UsMSSP Alert Live (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.)
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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.