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.

NY OAG: Credential Stuffing Attacks Hit One Million User Accounts in 17 Businesses

Credential stuffing cyberattacks are alive and well, according to report from New York’s Attorney General’s office (OAG).

Railroad Cybersecurity: TSA Directives Explained

TSA security directives, influenced by the CISA, require various railroads to strengthen cybersecurity posture & practices. Here’s how.

U.S. Needs “Cyber Doctrine” to Combat Cyberattacks and Hackers, VP Harris Says

Vice President Kamala Harris pitches U.S. “cyber doctrine” concept to mount a more muscular defense against cybersecurity attacks.

Cyber Incident Reporting: A Reprieve for Government MSSPs?

Revised National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) lacks proposed requirements for reporting cyber incidents & ransomware payments in set timeframes.

House Passes Three Telecom Bills to Fortify Cyber Defenses and Educate Public

The House passes three bills ask the NTIA and the FCC to dive deeper into cybersecurity protections.

Cyber Incident Reporting Rules for Banks: Latest U.S. Federal Regulator Guidance

New cyber incident reporting requirements for U.S. banks and service providers will go into effect in April 2022. Here are the details.

Lewis and Clark Cyberattack: Community College Ransomware Recovery Updates

Ransomware attack closes Lewis and Clark Community College through Dec. 3, 2021. Lewis and Clark IT department works on ransomware recovery. Are MSSPs involved?

CISA Would Reap $500M in President Biden’s $1.75T Infrastructure Bill

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which frequently offers guidance to MSSPs, may benefit from Build Back Better infrastructure funding.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Seeks to Fill 1,500 Cybersecurity Positions

Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS) arrives, but it’s a safe bet MSSPs can also fill cybersecurity voids for DHS & federal government agencies.

U.S. Telecom Networks: What Secure Equipment Act Means for MSSPs

How the Secure Equipment Act of 2021 may reshape U.S. telecom networks, inspire deeper MSSP monitoring & block Huawei equipment deployments.