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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 25 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. M&A - Identity and Access Management: Imprivata, backed by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, has acquired Securelink.

2. Talent - Managed Detection and Response (MDR): Critical Start has hired Dragos and Qualys veteran Chris Carlson as VP of product and Absolute Software veteran Randy Turer as VP of North American Sales.

3. Partnership: Cortelco of Puerto Rico has agreed to resell Sollensys's ransomware recovery software -- which is built on blockchain technology.

4. Partner Program - Security Operations: Adlumin has launched an enhanced Adlumin Advantage MSP program. The program features a managed security services platform with XDR and SOAR capabilities.

5. Partnership - AWS Cloud Security: Code-X and AWS have partnered to "bring Code-X software capabilities to the full AWS realm, including AWS National Security solutions," the companies said.

6. Distribution - Brazil: Zentek has agreed to distribute StrikeForce Technologies in Brazil.

7. Cloud Distribution: The Orca Cloud Security Platform is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

8. Microsoft Exchange Cyberattacks: The Cuba ransomware operation is exploiting Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities to gain initial access to corporate networks and encrypt devices, Bleeping Computer reported.

9. Growth: Elevate Security quadrupled its annual recurring revenue (ARR) in 2021 compared to 2020, though actual dollar figures were not disclosed.

10. Community - Application Security: Apiiro has launched a community that focuses on the "unique challenge of remediating risks in cloud-native applications," the company said.

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.