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MSSP Alert’s coverage of cybersecurity news and events across regions (Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific) and target markets (small, SMB, midmarket, enterprise).

Homeland Security Selects MetTel for MSSP, ISP and Network Services

U.S. Department of Homeland Security selects MetTel as managed security services provider (MSSP). Deal also involves ISP & network services.

Chinese-sponsored Hackers Use Open Source Tools to Attack Federal Agencies

Chinese state-backed threat actors leverage open source tools to target U.S. government agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s cyber wing reports.

VA Data Breach Exposes Personal Information of 46,000 Veterans in Financial Scam

Hackers hit the Financial Services Center (FSC) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the agency said.

IoT Security Bill Passes House, Sets Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Procurement

The House passes legislation that ensures Internet of Things (IoT) devices purchased by the federal government meet minimum security requirements as issued by NIST.

Trustwave Adds AWS GovCloud Support for Threat Detection Platform

Managed security services provider (MSSP) Trustwave delivers its Fusion security platform to government agencies via Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud.

SMBs Struggling to Meet IT Security Needs in Pandemic, Study Finds

How small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are struggling to address cybersecurity amid COVD-19 pandemic, according to Untangle research findings.

Microsoft Warns China, Iran, Russia Increasing Cyber Attacks on U.S. Elections

Hackers from China, Iran & Russia allegedly execute hundreds of cyber assaults on organizations & staffers associated with the election campaigns of President Trump & candidate Joe Biden, Microsoft reports.

MSSP CyberCX Buys OffSec Testing Company Insomnia Security

MSSP CyberCX purchases offensive security (OffSec) testing firm Insomnia Security to extend its New Zealand market reach.

DDoS Attacks on New Zealand Stock Exchange Highlight Global Spike in ISP Assaults

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks rocked New Zealand’s stock exchange operator (NZX) for five days. Here’s a closer look at the NZX DDoS attacks.

Senate Bill Limits Corporate Use of Facial Recognition

The National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 would require companies to obtain individuals’ consent before collecting biometric data.