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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.

NY Payroll Company: $35 Million Fraud, Investigators Allege

MyPayrollHR allegedly diverted $35 million in payroll funds from 250,000 employees at 5,000 companies into its own pocket, investigators claim.

Ransomware Attacks: Even U.S. Consumers Are Worried

Three in four Americans worry that ransomware hackers are a threat to their personal data, a new IBM Security study showed.

Amazon, IBM, Salesforce CEOs Call for Federal Consumer Data Privacy Law

Chief executives of 51 companies, including Amazon, Dell, IBM and Salesforce, sign letter to Congress calling for federal data privacy legislation.

Legislators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fortify Federal Cybersecurity

A bipartisan bill would update a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program that provides tools and services to lock down federal cybersecurity.

5G Networks and Cybersecurity: Call for Standards

Experts describe why the United States must address 5G wireless network security to strengthen and maintain U.S. national security.

Exabeam Expands Global Availability of Cloud-Based SIEM

Exabeam, a security information & event management (SIEM) platform provider, now offers Exabeam Cloud SaaS for hosting in 15 locations across 13 regions.

DHS Cyber Agency Vows to Fortify U.S. Election Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) plans to prioritize China’s cyber threat and fortify election cybersecurity.

Regis University Cyberattack: What You Need to Know

Cyberattack cripples Regis University information technology network in Denver, Colorado. “Malicious threat” likely from outside the United States, report says.

Long Island Ransomware Attack: New York School Pays $100,000

Ryuk Ransomware attacks Long Island, New York’s Rockville Centre school district. School taps insurance to pay hackers nearly $100,000 in ransom.

Texas Ransomware Attacks: MSP Software Involved?

Ransomware attacks that hit 22 Texas local governments may have involved managed IT services provider (MSP) software, report suggests.