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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.

IRS Cybersecurity Spending, Budget Passes Audit

Based on a TIGTA audit, the IRS tracked, monitored & property spent $106.4 million in federal funds for cybersecurity & identity theft enhancements.

Deloitte, Unified Technologies Partner On Caribbean Cybersecurity

Multinational professional services firm Deloitte & Unified Technologies form cyber risk alliance to serve organizations in the Caribbean & Bermuda region.

NIST Widens Security, Privacy Framework Beyond Federal Government

NIST broadens an updated security and privacy controls framework beyond federal agencies to reach state and local government, business and academia.

U.S. Cloud Providers Face International Privacy Nightmare Amid Court Ruling

A U.S. District Court ruling requires Google to turn over Gmail data stored overseas. Cloud services providers (CSPs) & MSPs must take note.

TekLinks Discovers, Mitigates Healthcare Customer Server Security Breach

Surgical Dermatology Group discloses healthcare security breach involving server managed by TekLinks, the well-known MSP and cloud services provider.

Nevada Enacts Website, Online Services Privacy Notice Law

Nevada enacts online privacy policy law that will require operators of websites & online services to post their privacy practices, Hunton & Williams says,

Microsoft Fixes Office 365 User Data Leak Across Admin Portals

Microsoft fixes Office 365 data leak involving user names & email addresses across cloud service’s multi-tenant admin system in the United States & EMEA.

FBI Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs): Implications for Service Providers

The FBI often uses National Security Letters (NSL) containing non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). Can service providers fight the NDAs? A court says this…

New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) Cyber Compliance Nightmare?

Is the financial services industry ready to comply with New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) cybersecurity regulation? Research suggests no.

Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act: What It Means

U.S. lawmakers unveil the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Act of 2017 to address cyber threats linked to computers, cameras, routers & other IoT devices.