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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.

SEC: ‘Critical’ for Companies to Disclose Cybersecurity Incidents

The SEC encourages public companies to inform stakeholders about cybersecurity incidents in a timely manner. SonicWall’s CEO weighs in with perspectives.

More State Data Security Regulation: North Carolina Bill Contains Strict Disclosure Measures

North Carolina’s cybersecurity bill requires businesses that suffer a breach to notify affected consumers within 15 days. Patterson Belknap explains.

Trump Wants $3.4 Billion for DHS Security Unit in 2019

The Trump administration asks Congress for $3.4B to fund a cybersecurity division at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Trustwave, Uniserve Partner to Deliver Managed Security Services in Canada

Managed security services provider (MSSP) Trustwave adds voice, data & media services company Uniserve Communications to its global channel partner program.

Presidio Gains Security, Risk Management Momentum in the Midmarket

Presidio’s midmarket security revenues grow. Security operations centers (SOCs) & next-generation risk management (NGRM) offer points of differentiation.

NY Department of Financial Services: Cybersecurity Filing Deadline Approaches

A New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) reminder: Entities covered by cybersecurity regulation face February 15 filing deadline.

DOJ Guidance for Collecting Data Stored in the Cloud

The Justice Department is changing its approach to collecting data stored in the cloud. Experts from Patterson Belknap explain.

ATM Jackpotting Cyber Heists Hit U.S. Cash Machines

Cyber gangsters launch ATM “jackpotting” attacks against U.S. cash machines, stealing more than $1 million so far, U.S. Secret Service source says.

Report: One Downed Cloud Service Provider Could Cost U.S. Businesses $19 Billion

A cyberattack hitting one U.S. cloud service provider (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform) may trigger big losses, Lloyd’s of London says.

Cylance Hires Optiv Security Veteran Chris Scanlan to Drive North American Sales

Cylance names Optiv Security veteran Chris Scanlan as senior VP of North America sales. It’s part of a larger talent grab at the endpoint security company.