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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 27 December 2021

Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, December 27, 2021. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and Partner Program News

1. Log4j and Log4Shell Vulnerabilities: 10% of all assessed assets are vulnerable to Log4Shell, and 30% of organizations haven’t even begun looking for this bug, according to Tenable.

2. Ransomware Attacks IT Consulting Firm: Global IT consulting firm Inetum Group suffered a ransomware cyberattack that impacted “certain operations” in France. Still, worldwide systems and customer systems were not impacted, Inetum said.

3. Avos Locker Ransomware Attacks: The Avos Locker ransomware family has been ramping up attacks while making significant effort to disable endpoint security products on the systems they target, according to Sophos.

4. 5G Equipment Replacements: Telefonica has bought 5G network equipment from Swedish manufacturer Ericsson to replace some of the Huawei gear it has rolled out in Spain. Related: See ChannelE2E's worldwide list of countries and their policies related to Huawei equipment.

5. Another SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company): Future Tech II Acquisition, a blank check company targeting the disruptive technology sector in the US, filed with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. Related: See ChannelE2E's list of more than 100 SPACs and the potential channel implications.

6. Apple App Store Under Scrutiny: The Netherlands' top competition regulator said Apple broke the country's competition laws and ordered changes to the iPhone maker's App Store payment policies. Related: See ChannelE2E's worldwide list of antitrust investigations targeting Big Tech -- including Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft.

B. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar

  1. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 18-20, Virtual)
  2. Dynatrace Perform (February 7-11, Las Vegas)
  3. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  4. MWC Barcelona 2022 (February 28-March 3, Barcelona, Spain)
  5. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  6. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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.