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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).

Work From Home Security Policies: France Teleworking Guidance

How can MSSPs assist businesses with Work From Home (WFH) policies and cybersecurity management? The French Data Protection Authority authors this guidance.

Microsoft to Hospitals: Update VPN Security on Ransomware Threat

Microsoft tells “several dozen hospitals” to immediately patch virtual private network (VPN) infrastructure to mitigate ransomware threat.

Ransomware Attacks vs Hospitals: Hacker Groups Take Different Stances

Amid coronavirus pandemic, some hacker groups continue ransomware attacks vs hospitals while other hacker teams stand down.

Government Tracks Mobile Location on Millions in Coronavirus Pandemic

How the United States is gathering, aggregating & analyzing mobile location data to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Will privacy issues emerge?

New York SHIELD Act Explained: What It Means for Cybersecurity, Privacy

Data security provisions of New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act are now in effect. Here’s what that means.

Israeli Spyware Developer NSO Fights Coronavirus with Data Analysis

Can the NSO — a controversial Israeli surveillance technology specialist — assist the fight against the coronavirus pandemic?

Report: Russia Pushes Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign

Russian cyber operatives allegedly linked to the Kremlin swarm countries with coronavirus disinformation campaign, report says.

Hackers Target Unpatched VPNs and Work at Home Staff, CISA Warns

Hackers target unpatched VPNs, work-at-home staff & remote employees amid coronavirus workforce shifts, the Department of Homeland Security’s CISA agency warns.

Deloitte Acquires Australian Information Security Firm Zimbani

Managed security services provider (MSSP) Deloitte buys Zimbani, a cybersecurity intelligence provider, & will add the company to its Australia cyber practice.

NetWalker Ransomware Attacks Illinois Public Health District

An Illinois public health district website last week experienced a NetWalker (Mailto) ransomware attack in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.