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.

PolySwarm Will Pay You for Malware Threat Intelligence Data

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PolySwarm’s malware intelligence browser plug-in offers monetary rewards for the data people provide from simply browsing the internet.

Financial Services & Cybersecurity Regulations: New York Making Changes?

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CISOs and boards at large financial services firms in New York may face new cybersecurity requirements. What MSSPs need to know.

MSP M&A: Airiam Acquires Vantage Point, Plans Expanded Managed Security Services

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Buyer promotes MSSP & MDR (managed detection and response) security services nationwide.

New Small Business Cybersecurity Funding Act: Good for MSPs, MSSPs?

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Proposed legislation aligns with major MSP & MSSP concern: Proper cybersecurity training for small business owners & employees.

Comcast Expands Managed Security Services; Fortinet SASE and SSE Solutions Surface

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Expanded Comcast Business-Fortinet partnership addresses secure access service edge (SASE) and security service edge (SSE) capabilities.

ePlus Acquires Future Com, Expands Cybersecurity Business

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By acquiring Future Com, ePlus bolsters managed security services & cybersecurity business in the South-Central U.S. region.

New Legislation Tightens CISA with State, Local Governments to Fortify Cybersecurity

President Joe Biden has signed three bipartisan cybersecurity bills aimed to strengthen ties between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and state and local governments.

CISA Funding Boosts Cybersecurity Ops, Infrastructure Security

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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) budget growth: Good news for MSSPs & MSPs seeking more supply chain security guidance?

U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Ransomware: The Research Findings

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A report — Use of Cryptocurrency in Ransomware Attacks, Available Data and National Security Concerns — outlines 11 cybersecurity recommendations.

Maryland Gov Hogan Signs Three Cybersecurity Bills to Fortify State, Local Government Entities

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed a number of measures to fortify cybersecurity defenses at the state’s and local governments’ agencies and other entities against cyber attackers.