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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 York Cyber Task Force: National Cyber Collaboration Required

New York Cyber Task Force (NYCTF) report describes how to enhance readiness for national cyber defense through operational collaboration.

DHS to Lead Biden’s Cybersecurity Agenda Across Gov’t Agencies

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will lead the country’s cybersecurity efforts across government agencies. Here’s how.

Cybereason Executives Reinforce MSSP, MSP Security Partner Focus

Cybereason executive hires set to engage MSSPs, MSPs & security channel partners across North America. VP Stephan Tallent explains the strategy.

MSSP Must Pay NY Sales Tax on Security Services Provided, Judge Rules

MSSPs must pay New York State sales tax for cybersecurity services delivered to customer networks & devices located in New York, judge rules.

Biden Wants International “Rules” to Combat Alleged Russian, Chinese Cyberattacks

The United States & democratic nations must jointly frame the “norms of behavior in cyberspace,” President Biden asserts at virtual Munich Security Conference.

Former CISA Leader: Stronger Cyberattack Deterrents Required

Barring closer scrutiny, harsher consequences & stronger leadership, cyberattacks will escalate, former CISA director Christopher Krebs & others allege.

Water Supply Cyberattack: Did Hackers Leverage TeamViewer, Hit Microsoft Windows 7?

Cyberattack targeting Florida town water supply may have involved hackers with TeamViewer targeting Microsoft Windows 7 PCs, CISA alert hints.

House Armed Services Adds Cybersecurity-focused Panel for Technology Oversight

House Armed Services Committee forms cybersecurity-focused subcommittee to oversee the Department of Defense’s use of cyber, emerging tech & information systems.

U.S. Election Security Strategy: CISA Head Vows Back to Basics

CISA intends to “get back to basics” for overall election security. Acting Director Brandon Wales indicates.

U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy: President Biden Executive Orders, Legislation, Leaders and More

U.S. cybersecurity strategy, policy and leadership under President Joe Biden. Updates involving legislation & cybersecurity roles across DHS, CISA, DoD & more.