MKACyber Named to MSSP Alert Top 100 MSSPs List

03 Oct 2017

Inaugural List Identifies and Honors Leading MSSPs & Cybersecurity Companies That Safeguard Customers’ Digital Assets


FAIRFAX, VA – October 2, 2017 – MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named MKACyber to the Top 100 MSSPs list for 2017 ( The list and research identify and honor the top 100 managed security services providers (MSSPs) that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity services.

The Top 100 MSSP rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s readership survey combined with aggregated third-party research. MSSPs featured throughout the list and research proactively monitor, manage and mitigate cyber threats for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

“The role of a Managed Security Services Provider is an extremely important one to a growing number of organizations. MSSPAlert has a strong understanding of the market and the importance of the MSSP and I am thrilled that MKACyber made its list of top 100 MSSPs. We have important work to do and recognition like this validates how we approach that work,” said Mischel Kwon, CEO of MKACyber. “We believe that security is a business problem that can be solved by applying logic, elite expertise and sound judgement. Our goal is to create security operations programs that are repeatable, effective and that safeguard our clients’ long-term business success.”

Building and operating a true MSSP requires major financial, technical and business commitments. An overwhelming 74 percent of top MSSPs surveyed maintain their own security operations centers (SOCs) on a 24x7x365 basis. Another 14 percent depend on hybrid models in which some SOC services are outsourced, while only 12 percent of top MSSPs completely outsource their SOC operations.

Demand for MSSPs has escalated amid rising cyberattacks, malware and ransomware incidents worldwide. The cybersecurity skills shortage has further heightened the need for world-class MSSPs. The global MSSP market will reach $40.97 billion by 2022, a 16.6 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2016, according to Allied Market Research.

“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate MKACyber on this unique honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “As organizations worldwide scramble to safeguard their digital assets, brand identities and customer relationships, they increasingly leverage the Top 100 MSSPs for effective cyber services.”

The Top 100 MSSPs list and research were overseen by Content Czar Joe Panettieri (@JoePanettieri). Find the online list and associated report here:

MKACyber brings a much-needed innovative approach, based on repeatable processes, to a critically important part of the security market: the SOC. Recognized for its growth and methodology, MKACyber secured Series A funding in July, 2017 that will help the company continue to bring home its approach to SOC. In addition, the company has added security luminaries to its executive staff and has several product advancements in development for 2018. MKACyber’s comprehensive MSSP offering and consulting services include both Managed Security Operations Services and Assessment and Consulting.

In addition to MKACyber, Ms. Kwon is the founder of the Cybersecurity Diversity Foundation, which is committed to supporting educational and workplace diversity in the field of cybersecurity.

About MKACyber

MKACyber helps decision makers remove the noise from cybersecurity by approaching it as a business discipline. Using a highly-customized approach and a use case methodology that transforms security operations into a repeatable process, MKACyber helps its customers make common sense decisions about cybersecurity based on strong business and technical acumen. The company partners with its customers to provide an individualized approach to security, including SOC assessments, high-touch managed SOC services and CISO advisory and collaboration support capabilities. Visit us at

About After Nines Inc.

After Nines Inc. provides timeless IT guidance for strategic partners and IT security professionals across ChannelE2E ( and MSSP Alert (  ChannelE2E tracks every stage of the IT service provider journey — from entrepreneur to exit. MSSP Alert is the global voice for Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs).

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