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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 30 July 2021

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) and MSP security providers — and those who need to partner up with such companies.
  • Frequency and Format: Every business morning. Typically one or two sentences for each item below.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to [email protected].

A. Today’s MSSP, MDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. MSSP Partnerships - Microsoft: The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) has grown to span 246 member companies -- including 176 independent software vendors (ISVs) and 67 MSSPs, according to a blog from Maria Thomson, Microsoft's MISA lead.

2. Managed Security Operations Center (SOC): GreyCastle Security, owned by Assured Information Security, has launched Managed SOC -- which combines 24/7 threat detection, expert analysis, and incident response services, the company says. GreyCastle Security provides cybersecurity risk assessment, advisory and mitigation services.

3. MSP & Cyber Platform Launch: Agio, backed by a Point72 Hyperscale investment, has launched AgioNow -- a technology stack that spans managed IT and cybersecurity services.

4. Certified MSSP Partner: Globe Business is now a certified Secureworks Global MSSP Partner, and the first such MSSP partner in the Philippines and in Asia.

5. Fortinet Product Portfolio: Fortinet has announced the FortiGate 3500F Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) with "automated threat protection post decryption," the company says. Also, Fortinet expanded its FortiCare and FortiGuard services to include FortiTrust -- which extends user-based licensing across all networks, endpoints and clouds, the company says.

6. Funding - Concierge Cybersecurity: BlackCloak, which develops a digital executive protection platform, raised $11 million in Series A funding from lead investor TDF Ventures with participation from both TechOperators and DataTribe.

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

  1. Black Hat USA (July 31-August 5, Las Vegas)
  2. AWS re:Inforce 2021 (August 24-25, Houston, Texas)
  3. CMMC Con 2021 (September 29, Virtual Event)
  4. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit (October 4-8, Hybrid – virtual and face to face)
  5. InfoSec World 2021 (October 25-27, 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.