Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 51 | Page 12

CyCognito and BlueFort Security tie-up to deliver enhanced external attack surface management

BlueFort Security , a UK-based provider of cybersecurity solutions , has signed a new partnership agreement with CyCognito , an External Attack Surface Management ( EASM ) platform that delivers a complete solution to quickly prioritise , investigate , and respond to potential security risks .

The partnership will also see CyCognito External Attack Surface Management embedded as a key value-add offering within BlueFort Evolve , a cyber-focused services package , designed to support internal IT teams with enhanced support , additional incident response resources and specialist technical and professional services when required .
BlueFort Security puts vendors through a rigorous assessment framework before considering them for integration in its partner programme .
“ Most organisations define their attack surface too narrowly and it often leaves them with blind spots that become the most attractive points of entry for attackers . It is simply not possible to protect an organisation ’ s attack surface without visibility and risk assessment of all your IT assets ,” said Rob Gurzeev , CyCognito CEO and Co-founder . “ BlueFort security has an impressive pedigree and track record within cyber security ,” added Rob Thatcher , Channel Director – EMEA , CyCognito . “ The team ’ s technology-first approach , combined with deep technical excellence , makes BlueFort a perfect fit for CyCognito . This partnership demonstrates BlueFort ’ s ongoing dedication to bringing the next best-of breed technology solutions to market and will support CyCognito ’ s continued growth in the UK .”
ConnectWise releases results of 2022 MSP threat report

ConnectWise , a software company dedicated to the success of

IT solution providers , has announced the release of its 2022 ConnectWise MSP Threat Report – the MSP industry ’ s most comprehensive guide focused on cybersecurity . In its third year , the report includes analysis of major MSP-related security events and trends from 2021 and top predictions for 2022 , including a continued rise in MSP-focused ransomware attacks and increased cooperation among governments to combat cybercrime .
According to the report findings , the market will see an evolution of a “ super-MSP ”. The company stated that MSPs that have joined together , through mergers and acquisitions , as a result of private equity with deep financial pockets that have entered the channel .
“ With the current political climate and skyrocketing reports of global security incidents , Congress is facing pressure to do more to crack down on cybercriminal activity . However , that won ’ t happen overnight ,” said Raffael Marty , General Manager , Cybersecurity , ConnectWise . “ This report , put out by our Cybersecurity Research Unit , serves as a powerful tool to help MSPs understand and identify vulnerabilities and guide them to make security investments that will rapidly detect and resolve potential threats to protect their businesses and their clients .”