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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.

New Ohio Cybersecurity Law Sets Civilian Cyber Reserve Team

Cybersecurity legislation aimed at insulating Ohio’s election systems and electoral processes from hackers has been signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine

Bipartisan Bill Proposes Incentives for Cybersecurity Education, Workforce Training

A new, incentives laden bill to expand cybersecurity education, recruit educators and extend employee training has been proposed by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

New Pennsylvania Law Gains Counties $90M to Secure Voting Machines

A new Pennsylvania law will provide $90 million to help the state’s counties replace outdated and non-secure voting machines with new systems to fortify election security.

2020 Presidential Candidates Face Cybersecurity Questions

Of the 12 candidates currently in the U.S. presidential race, each has yet to be fully secure online, SiteLock reports.

Dems Resubmit Cyber Shield Act to Secure IoT Devices

Democrats in the House and Senate strive to legislate cybersecurity into Internet of Things (IoT) devices, reintroducing the Cyber Shield Act.

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.