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.

Maryland Gov Hogan Signs Three Cybersecurity Bills to Fortify State, Local Government Entities

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed a number of measures to fortify cybersecurity defenses at the state’s and local governments’ agencies and other entities against cyber attackers.

National Cyber Director’s Office Fleshes Out Ranks with Three New Deputies

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The White House expands national cyber office by hiring Kemba Walden, Neal Higgins & Rob Knake. Here are their U.S. national cybersecurity roles.

Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack: Timeline and Ransomware Attack Recovery Details

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Colonial Pipeline cyberattack details: DarkSide ransomware timeline, investigation & recovery updates involving FireEye, CISA, FBI, Biden administration & more.

NIST Updates Cybersecurity Guidance for Supply Chain Risk Management

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NIST revises its supply chain risk management best practices to help organizations protect themselves as they acquire & use technology products and services.

State Dept. Opens Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy to Address Digital Modernization

The State Department opens Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) to address national security challenges, economic opportunities and implications for the U.S.

Ransomware Will Grind You Down Without Proper Precautions, FBI Tells Local Governments

The FBI warned local governments to expect ransomware attacks will have “significant repercussions” by “straining” financial and operational resources & disrupting a multitude of services.

White House Proposed FY 2023 Budget Includes $500M Bump for CISA, More Staff

The White House’s proposed FY 2023 budget allocates $2.5 billion toward the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Utah Privacy Legislation: What MSPs and MSSPs Need to Know

The Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) appears similar to Virginia’s Consumer Data Privacy Act (VCDPA). Here are the potential data privacy implications for service providers.

Cybersecurity Incident Disclosures: Can MSSPs Meet Four-Day Reporting Deadline?

The SEC’s newly proposed cybersecurity incident reporting deadline for publicly held companies could keep MSPs and MSSPs on their toes.

List of Vulnerabilities MSSPs Need to Patch for U.S. Government Agencies: Growing?

Amid updated DHS & CISA security guidance, U.S. government agencies may need to engage MSSPs for faster vulnerability & patch management services.