Americas

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.

U.S. Vows “Surge” to Fight Nation-state Ransomware Backers

U.S. intelligence & national security leaders will mount a “surge” against nation-state sponsors of cyberattacks, Gen. Paul Nakasone told National Security Summit attendees.

CISA Taps SMB Cybersecurity Veteran for Chief of Staff Post

New CISA Chief of Staff Kiersten Todt understands cybersecurity issues facing small businesses, given her previous role at Cyber Readiness Institute.

Titania CMMC Compliance Automation Tool May Assist Federal MSPs, MSSPs

Titania automation tool may assist MSPs & MSSPs on the road to Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance.

SEC Investigation of SolarWinds Cyberattack: Will MSSPs Get Pulled Into Probe?

U.S. executives fear SEC probe of SolarWinds hack may expose them to liabilities from unrelated data breaches & cyberattacks, report says.

Five-Year Term for CISA Director? Legislators Explain Potential Cybersecurity Benefits

Consistent CISA leadership could improve cybersecurity synergies between MSSPs, incident response (IR) companies & the federal government.

Data Breach Disclosure Deadline: What Pending Legislation Means for MSSPs

How much time should MSPs & MSSPs have to report a cybersecurity incident and/or data breach to the CISA? Pending legislation features 3-day deadline.

New CISA Framework Shows MSSPs, MSPs, Customers How to Reduce Supply Chain Security Risks

New CISA framework shows organizations on how to engage with MSSPs and MSPs to minimize supply risk and improve their overall security.

U.S. Federal Agencies Start Fellowship Program to Train Cybersecurity, Technology Talent

U.S. Digital Corps program, backed by GSA, White House and the CISA, seeks to mentor cybersecurity professionals & technologists.

Labor Day Weekend Ransomware Attacks? FBI, CISA Memo Offers Proactive Warning

The FBI & CISA warn organizations to be on the alert for ransomware attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure during U.S. Labor Day weekend.

CISA Adds Single-Factor Authentication to List of Cybersecurity Bad Practices

CISA adds single-factor authentication to bad security practices list. Thankfully, MSP & MSSP software industry increasingly embraces multi-factor authentication (MFA).