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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.

LogPoint SIEM Adds to Channel Leadership Team, Pursues MSSPs

Security information & event management (SIEM) & big data analytics company LogPoint adds Chris Sullivan & Mike Vaillancourt to its channel leadership team.

HSBC Data Breach: How Hackers Hit U.S. Bank Accounts

HSBC data breach impacts less than 1 percent of U.S. customers, but October 2018 hack involved account numbers, balances, statements, transaction details, names, addresses and birthdates.

Behind the CyberRisk Alliance Launch

Managed security services providers (MSSPs) have a new ally in CyberRisk Alliance, a startup that will offer services to the cybersecurity industry.

Canada Officially Mandates Data Breach Reporting or Else

Canada’s private sector organizations must report all serious data breaches, according to the country’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

FTC Unveils Cybersecurity Resources for Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) releases cyber resources to help small businesses & nonprofit & charitable orgs address ransomware & other cyberattacks.

Report: 35 Million Voter Registrations Stolen in Massive 19-State Heist

An estimated 35 million voter registrations spanning 19 states are for sale on the dark web, a new research report says. That’s 26 percent of the total number of voters in the 2016 presidential election.

Report: Chinese, Russians Snooping Into Trump’s iPhone in Lobbying, Espionage Campaign

President Trump refuses to stop using his personal iPhone despite repeated warnings from U.S. intelligence that the device is not secure, and alleged techno-taps by China & Russia, The New York Times reports.

U.S., U.K. Commit to Cybersecurity, AI Collaboration

U.S. and U.K. sign accord in which both countries agreed to work together on emerging cybersecurity and artificial intelligence technologies. The agreement was signed at the first meeting of the Atlantic Future Forum.

Cyber Lessons From The SEC?

Memo to public companies: Pay attention to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission crackdown on the use of automated technology to detect investment advisor fraud.

Cyber NYC Aims for 10,000 New Cybersecurity Jobs By 2028

Cyber NYC, a $100 million public & private investment intended to build out New York City’s cybersecurity ecosystem and infrastructure, could add 10,000 local jobs over the next decade.