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 Sens Schumer, Gillibrand Call for $500M CISA Funding Boost

New York senators propose $500 million funding increase for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which MSSPs leverage for cybersecurity alerts.

Connecticut Legislators Pass Modernized Data Privacy Breach Notification Law

Connecticut’s legislators approve data privacy measure to update and fortify the state’s existing breach notification statute.

DOJ Charges Network Security Consultant With Alleged Medical Center Cyberattack

The U.S. Department of Justice alleges Securolytics COO Vikas Singla launched cyberattack vs. Georgia’s Gwinnett Medical Center.

McDonald’s Data Breach: Cyberattack Timeline and Incident Details

McDonald’s discloses data breach. Hackers allegedly steal data from fast food restaurant chain. Cybersecurity consultants assist investigation.

White House Issues Best Practices for Businesses to Avoid Ransomware Attacks

The Biden administration offers five best practices businesses can immediately enact to limit their exposure to a ransomware attack.

Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack: Timeline and Ransomware Attack Recovery Details

Colonial Pipeline cyberattack details: DarkSide ransomware timeline, investigation & recovery updates involving FireEye, CISA, FBI, Biden administration & more.

U.S. Cybersecurity: Legislation Pitches Job Rotation

A Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program (FRCWP) may help to place the right cybersecurity talent in key U.S. government positions.

SolarWinds Hacker Encore: Russia Phishing Attacks Target U.S. Government Agencies

U.S. legislators urge President Biden to tighten economic sanctions vs. Russia amid Microsoft report of Russia-led phishing attacks.

DHS Issues Cyberattack Disclosure Policies for Pipeline Owners

MSSPs may need to adjust cybersecurity packaging, SLAs and cyberattack disclosure policies as more U.S. federal regulations emerge.

U.S. Energy Sector: Cybersecurity Legislation Looms

New U.S. energy sector legislation attempts to strengthen cybersecurity practices. Will MSSPs need to adjust their cybersecurity catalogs & service level agreements?