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MSSP Alert’s coverage of cybersecurity news and events across regions (Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific) and target markets (small, SMB, midmarket, enterprise).

U.S. Federal Agencies Fail Supply Chain Security Best Practices, Audit Shows

U.S. federal agencies are failing to properly manage supply chain security risks, Government Accounting Office (GAO) audit report finds.

Legislation Seeks to Repeal U.S. Patriot Act, Limit Domestic Spying

A bipartisan bill could repeal both the Patriot Act & the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISA) of 2008, which allow the federal government to spy on people without warrants and probable cause.

Top CISA Election Security Official Exits for Voting Disinformation Think Tank

Another Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leader, Matt Masterson, is set to depart the agency.

New Cybersecurity Bills Coming in 2021? Some Lawmakers Think So

Expect Congress to pursue new cybersecurity legislation in 2021 to fight ransomware & nation state attacks hitting public sector organizations.

Defense Bill Creates National Cybersecurity Director Position to Oversee Federal Policies

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which lawmakers are expected to vote on this week, creates a new national cybersecurity director position within the White House.

Former CISA Leader Krebs Sues Trump, Alleges Defamation

Christopher Krebs, the former director of the Department of Homeland Security’s CISA cybersecurity wing, files suit against President Trump, others.

Report: North Korean Hackers Hit Six COVID-19 Vaccine Developers

North Korean hackers target U.S. COVID-19 vaccine developers Johnson & Johnson & Novamax; AstraZeneca (U.K.); and Genexine, Shin Poong Pharmaceutical & Celltrion (South Korea), report says.

Former Army Green Beret Admits Handing U.S. Intelligence Secrets to Russians

A former U.S. Army Green Beret captain has pleaded guilty to passing sensitive security information to Russian intelligence operatives in a 15-year long spying conspiracy.

Fired CISA Director Krebs Waves Off Trump’s Election Fraud Attacks

Former CISA leader Christopher Krebs, in 60 Minutes interview & Washington Post op-ed, reiterates that the 2020 U.S. elections were “the most secure in American history.”

Ryuk Ransomware Attack Could Cost French IT Services Firm Nearly $60M

Sopra Steria, a French MSP, IT services & digital transformation firm, suffers Ryuk ransomware attack. Recovery cost could be €50 million ($59 million).