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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 30 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.
  • 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 Market News

1. MSSP Conference - Subscriber Discount Code: Join us for the MSSP Alert Live 2022 conference (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.). Need a discount code for MSSP Alert newsletter & site subscribers? Email Editorial Director Joe Panettieri ([email protected]) with the subject line “MSSP Alert Live Subscriber Discount Code.”

.2 Microsoft 365 Threat Detection for MSPs: Augmentt has announced SaaS Security Alerting for Microsoft 365. Available through the Augmentt Secure platform, the new real-time threat detection "gives MSPs the SaaS alerting capability for unmatched protection of Microsoft 365," Augmentt asserted.

3. Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA): Cloud4c has joined MISA, an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that integrate their security products with Microsoft's security technology.

4. FBI Crypto Warning: Cyber criminals are increasingly exploiting vulnerabilities in decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms to steal cryptocurrency, causing investors to lose money, an FBI warning stated.

5. Italy Cyberattack: Italy’s energy agency Gestore dei Servizi Energetici SpA suffered a malware attack on August 28 and 29, according to a statement, Bloomberg reported.

6. CrowdStrike Seeking Acquisitions?: CEO George Kurtz visited Israel earlier this year -- apparently in a bid to find acquisition targets. But so far, no M&A deals have surfaced, The Information noted.

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

  1. LogRhythm RhythmWorld 2022 (September 13-15, Denver, Colorado)
  2. Fal.Con 2022: CrowdStrike Cybersecurity Conference (September 19-21, Las Vegas)
  3. Join UsMSSP Alert Live (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.)
  4. SentinelOne LABScon Security Research Conference 2022 (September 21-24, Phoenix, Arizona)
  5. InfoSec World 2022 (September 26-28, Orlando, Florida)
  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.