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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 24 February 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. Growth - Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS): Cysiv doubled its SOCaaS customer base and revenue was up more than 100% in 2021,  the company said. Actual revenue dollar figures were not disclosed.

2. Penetration Testing: NetSPI has introduced Attack Surface Management capabilities to help customers "secure the expanding, global attack surface," the company said.

3. Partnership - Cyber Insurance: Trend Micro’s MSP partners & customers now have access to an all-digital, streamlined cyber insurance application process from Cowbell Cyber.

4. Government Security - SOAR: Swimlane's SOAR (security orchestration, automation and response) software platform is "being adopted by leading U.S. Government agencies to improve overall cybersecurity effectiveness while meeting the requirements of recently-issued Executive Orders M-22-09 and M-21-31," the company asserted.

5. Government Security - Zero Trust: A CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) official told a White House industry advisory panel that the agency was working on guidance for federal agencies around how best to adopt “Zero Trust” security strategies, SC Media reported.

6. Ukraine-Russia - Cyberattacks?: After Russia announced it would send troops into Ukraine under the guise of a peacekeeping mission, new wiper malware has started targeting Ukrainian enterprises, SC Media reported.

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

  1. GISEC 2022 (February 21-23, Saudi Arabia)
  2. McAfee MPower Digital 2022 (March 22-23, Virtual)
  3. Apptega Amplify Partner Summit 2022 MSSP Security Conference (April 27-28, Atlanta, Georgia)
  4. Fortinet Accelerate 2022 (May 10-13, Virtual)
  5. ItaliaSec 2022 (May 24-25, Milan, Italy)
  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.