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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.

DFS’s Cybersecurity Regulation: What Your Company Should Have Done

Organizations covered by New York’s Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Service Companies must take stock of their compliance efforts before pushing deeper into 2019.

U.S. Lawmakers Propose Bill to Ban Sales of U.S. Gear to Huawei, ZTE

Congressional lawmakers from both sides of the aisle proposed bills on Wednesday to ban exports of chips or other gear to Huawei, ZTE and any Chinese telecom that runs afoul of U.S. sanctions or export laws.

SEC Charges Hackers with $4 Million Securities Trading Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) files fraud charges against Russian, Ukrainian and U.S. individuals — alleging they made more than $4.1 million by cyber stealing financial information from the agency’s database.

U.S. Government Shutdown Imperils the Nation’s Cybersecurity Defenses

As the U.S. federal government shutdown stretches on, the risk hackers could hit critical infrastructure facilities continues to rise.

Salient Wins $40 Million FBI Cybersecurity Services Contract

Salient CRGT earns $40.1 million cybersecurity contract with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Identity Theft Rules: FTC Seeks Public Comments

The Federal Trade Commission seeks public comment on whether any amendments should be made to the FTC’s Identity Theft Red Flags Rule.

NSA Shadow Brokers Data Leak: Prime Suspect Named

The alleged case against Harold Martin, an ex-National Security Agency (NSA) third-party contractor long suspected as a central figure in the Shadow Brokers’ 2016 heist and online fire sale of the agency’s top secret hacking tools.

California MSP Suffers Ryuk Ransomware Attack

Ryuk ransomware attack hits Data Resolution, a managed services provider (MSP), help desk provider & Microsoft Dynamics ERM partner in California, a report says.

HHS Releases Voluntary Healthcare Cybersecurity Practices

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) releases voluntary cybersecurity practices for healthcare organizations.

Government Shutdown, NIST and Cybersecurity: Here’s What MSSPs Need to Know

Amid the U.S. federal government shutdown, some cybersecurity resources from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) & other federal agencies are unavailable.