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.

US Government Rallies Agencies, Businesses to Stop Ransomware Attacks

CISA launches StopRansomware.gov website. Federal government introduces rewards to track down hackers that target U.S. infrastructure.

U.S. Cyber Command Lawyer Calls for Military Takedowns of Transnational Hackers

Should the U.S. government launch cyber military attacks against nation-state sponsored hackers? That debate is heating up.

Cybersecurity Memo From White House to U.S. Mayors, Local Governments

White House Cyber Advisor Anne Neuberger discusses cybersecurity with U.S. Conference of Mayors. Government-focused MSSPs should consider these moves.

Will U.S. Launch Data Protection Agency?

Proposed U.S. legislation would create the Data Protection Agency, to “regulate high-risk data practices and the collection, processing, and sharing of personal data.”

Morgan Stanley, Guidehouse Data Breach Leveraged Accellion Cyberattack

Financial services giant Morgan Stanley discloses customer data breach involving partner Guidehouse & the Accellion supply chain cyberattack.

New York’s Financial Services Regulator Sets Guidelines for Ransomware Protection

New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) shares ransomware attack mitigation guidelines for regulated entities. MSP & MSSP implications explained.

CISA Releases Ransomware Readiness Assessment Tool

The CISA Ransomware Readiness Assessment (RRA) tool helps organizations assess how well they are equipped to defend & recover from ransomware incidents

Lawmakers Reprise Bill to Augment Federal Workforce

A new bill to grow the federal government’s cybersecurity workforce could create more synergies between federal cyber pros and MSSPs.

House Lawmakers Request $400 Million CISA Budget Increase

The Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) budget for fiscal 2022 could grow, as CISA-MSSP interactions grow.

Public’s Cybersecurity Awareness, Knowledge Headlines Newly Proposed Legislation

Pending U.S. legislation may require NTIA to launch cybersecurity awareness campaign across America.