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MSSP Alert’s regional coverage of managed security services providers, cybersecurity news and events in the Americas and Canada — including the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and more.

Equifax Flunked Index Provider’s Cybersecurity Test A Year Ago

A financial index provider foretold Equifax’s data breach more than a year ago, saying the rating agency “is vulnerable to data theft & security breaches.”

Email Privacy on Trial: SCOTUS to Resolve Microsoft/DoJ Standoff

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will resolve a years-long dispute between Microsoft & the Justice Department involving email data on overseas servers.

DHS Email Mandate: DMARC Authentication Required for Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) instructs federal agencies to deploy DMARC protocol for all email and websites using the .gov suffix.

Cybersecurity Workforce Development: 5 Takeaways From a NIST Workshop

A NIST workshop on Cybersecurity Workforce Development reveals these five trends. In response, here’s how the ISACA will enable cyber solutions.

Kaspersky Lab Still On the Hot Seat: What About NSA Hacking Tools?

Kaspersky Lab maintains innocence as controversy swirls. Amid NSA hack, Israel spies tip off U.S. counterparts about alleged Kaspersky-Russia connection.

More Russia: Tensions Mount Over Another NSA Cybersecurity Breach

Did Russia hack the NSA (National Security Agency) & White House Chief of Staff John Kelly — and was Kaspersky Lab’s software partly involved?

Justice Department Accuses Google of “Alarming” Tactics in Fight over SCA Search Warrant

The dispute between the U.S. government & Google concerning the company’s refusal to hand over customer data stored on foreign servers takes an odd twist. 

OnWire Opens IBM-centric App Security Business

OnWire, an identity & access management specialist (IAM), uses IBM’s Application Security on Cloud & AppScan platforms to scan & test customer applications.

Kaspersky Lab to Remain in US Market, Change Development Strategy

Antivirus & cybersecurity solutions company Kaspersky Lab intends to stay in the U.S. market & change its development strategy, CEO Eugene Kaspersky says.

Sonic Drive-In Security Breach: How to Get Free Identity Theft Protection

Sonic Drive-In offers free fraud detection & identity theft protection following a cybersecurity breach at some fast food chain restaurant locations.