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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.

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.

Trump Admin May Revive NSA Telephone Surveillance

Trump White House calls on Congress to revive National Security Agency’s (NSA) controversial telephone surveillance efforts.

Texas Ransomware Local Government Attacks: Dell Assists Recoveries

Dell Technologies offers enterprise infrastructure discounts to help 23 Texas local government organizations recover from ransomware attacks.

State Officials Call for Federal Funds to Bolster Election Security

The 2020 U.S. elections require more federal funds to fend off foreign hackers & cyberattacks, two secretaries of state assert.

California Privacy Law: Businesses Not Ready, Survey Finds

California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) faces confusion & lack of business awareness, ESET study finds. Is this a case of GDPR deja vu?