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MSSP Alert’s regional coverage of managed security services providers, cybersecurity news and eventsĀ in the Americas and Canada — including the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and more.

Government Cybersecurity Funding: LEAP Act Seeks Breakthroughs

Senate Commerce Committee approves CYBER LEAP Act legislation to fund cybersecurity breakthroughs. Can federal government stir cybersecurity innovation?

Cybersecurity Funding: States Ask U.S. Congress for Help

Amid coronavirus-related cyberattacks, state & local governments seek cybersecurity funding from Congress. Will the U.S. federal government answer the call for help?

Ransomware Attacks Texas Court System; Ransom Will Not Be Paid

Texas court system suffers ransomware attack. Early detection limits damage. Ransom will not be paid, Office of Court Administration asserts.

U.S. Energy Grid Cybersecurity: Trump Signs Executive Order

President Trump signs executive order to protect U.S. energy grid from cyberattacks. Will certain foreign power equipment & infrastructure be barred?

New York Dept. of Financial Services: COVID-19 Cybersecurity Reminders

New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) reinforces cybersecurity guidance amid COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19, Contact Tracing and U.S. Government Surveillance Concerns: Research

How far will Americans let government surveillance and contact tracing go in the post-coronavirus pandemic world? This research offers clues.

Ransomware Attack: Hackers Breach Illinois College’s Servers

Ransomware attacks Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC). Security testing, compliance and response firm hired to investigate the cyberattack.

U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Hygiene: Audit Raises Concerns

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) faces cyber hygiene challenges, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in recent audit.

DHS, CISA Warn of North Korea Cyber Threat

North Korea is an escalating cyber threat to the international community, the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury and Homeland Security allege.

Coronavirus Geolocation Tracking: Will U.S. Consumer Privacy Law Emerge?

Legislators & privacy advocates urge Congress to enact national consumer privacy law as coronavirus geolocation surveillance escalates.