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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.

How California Is Studying Blockchain: Potential Business Benefits, Privacy Risks

The state of California is studying Blockchain’s potential business benefits and risks — particularly around privacy. Hunton Andrews Kurth explains.

NIST Requests Comments for Data Privacy, Risk Management Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting public comments related to the development of a privacy risk management framework.

LogPoint SIEM Adds to Channel Leadership Team, Pursues MSSPs

Security information & event management (SIEM) & big data analytics company LogPoint adds Chris Sullivan & Mike Vaillancourt to its channel leadership team.

HSBC Data Breach: How Hackers Hit U.S. Bank Accounts

HSBC data breach impacts less than 1 percent of U.S. customers, but October 2018 hack involved account numbers, balances, statements, transaction details, names, addresses and birthdates.

Behind the CyberRisk Alliance Launch

Managed security services providers (MSSPs) have a new ally in CyberRisk Alliance, a startup that will offer services to the cybersecurity industry.

Canada Officially Mandates Data Breach Reporting or Else

Canada’s private sector organizations must report all serious data breaches, according to the country’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

FTC Unveils Cybersecurity Resources for Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) releases cyber resources to help small businesses & nonprofit & charitable orgs address ransomware & other cyberattacks.

Report: 35 Million Voter Registrations Stolen in Massive 19-State Heist

An estimated 35 million voter registrations spanning 19 states are for sale on the dark web, a new research report says. That’s 26 percent of the total number of voters in the 2016 presidential election.

Report: Chinese, Russians Snooping Into Trump’s iPhone in Lobbying, Espionage Campaign

President Trump refuses to stop using his personal iPhone despite repeated warnings from U.S. intelligence that the device is not secure, and alleged techno-taps by China & Russia, The New York Times reports.

U.S., U.K. Commit to Cybersecurity, AI Collaboration

U.S. and U.K. sign accord in which both countries agreed to work together on emerging cybersecurity and artificial intelligence technologies. The agreement was signed at the first meeting of the Atlantic Future Forum.