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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.

MSP Security Conference: PerchyCon 2020 Confirmed for January

A new MSP and MSSP cybersecurity conference is set for January 2020. The event, hosted by Perch Security, is dubbed PerchyCon. Here’s a content preview.

Report: Iranian Hackers Targeted Trump’s 2020 Re-election Campaign

A hacking group tied to the Iranian government reportedly made unsuccessful attempts to break into President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign infrastructure.

MSP Cybersecurity Initiative: NIST, NCCoE Seek Comments

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence unveils “Improving Cybersecurity of Managed Service Providers.” NIST project to help MSPs enhance their security.

Biggest Threat to United States: Cyber Warfare?

Cyberattacks are the greatest threat facing the United States, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire recently testified.

Payroll CEO Arrested in Alleged $70 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

MyPayrollHR CEO Michael Mann is arrested and charge with payroll processing fraud affecting small businesses, according to United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York.

Cyber Attacks on Federal Agencies Drop 12%, OMB Says

Cyber attacks targeting U.S. federal agencies dropped 12 percent in 2018, a recent report from the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said.

NY Payroll Company: $35 Million Fraud, Investigators Allege

MyPayrollHR allegedly diverted $35 million in payroll funds from 250,000 employees at 5,000 companies into its own pocket, investigators claim.

Ransomware Attacks: Even U.S. Consumers Are Worried

Three in four Americans worry that ransomware hackers are a threat to their personal data, a new IBM Security study showed.

Amazon, IBM, Salesforce CEOs Call for Federal Consumer Data Privacy Law

Chief executives of 51 companies, including Amazon, Dell, IBM and Salesforce, sign letter to Congress calling for federal data privacy legislation.

Legislators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fortify Federal Cybersecurity

A bipartisan bill would update a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program that provides tools and services to lock down federal cybersecurity.