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MSSP Alert’s regional coverage of managed security services providers, cybersecurity news and events in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

PSD2: Strong Customer Authentication Done Right

The Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), an upcoming EC regulation, will have a massive impact on the Finance Industry. Martin Kuppinger explains why.

ISO 27001 Compliance Part 1: The Fundamentals, GDPR Alignment & More

ISO 27001 compliance is the most direct path to alignment with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and an excellent framework for internal governance.

U.S. Cloud Providers Face International Privacy Nightmare Amid Court Ruling

A U.S. District Court ruling requires Google to turn over Gmail data stored overseas. Cloud services providers (CSPs) & MSPs must take note.

Gartner Worldwide Information Security Spending Forecast Predicts MSSP Bundles

Technology research firm Gartner expects information security spending to rise & says 40% of all managed security service contracts will be bundled by 2020.

UK Organizations May Face Cybersecurity Fines, Financial Penalties

Substandard cybersecurity practices could cost U.K. organizations upwards of $20 million, or 4 percent of global sales, according to government proposals.

Microsoft Fixes Office 365 User Data Leak Across Admin Portals

Microsoft fixes Office 365 data leak involving user names & email addresses across cloud service’s multi-tenant admin system in the United States & EMEA.

VirtualArmour Expands European Security Operations Center (SOC) Staff

VirtualArmour, an MSP that builds secure networks for data center & cloud environments, expands UK security operations center (SOC) staff by 25%.

Carbon Black Pursues EMEA Cybersecurity Partner Growth

Antivirus & endpoint security company Carbon Black appoints former Trend Micro distribution sales manager for Germany to serve as its DACH channel manager.

Thales Data Security Portfolio Gains Encryption, Tokenization Capabilities

Cybersecurity solutions company Thales e-Security adds encryption, key management & tokenization capabilities to its multi-cloud data security portfolio.

Sweden Government Data Leak: Don’t Blame IBM Outsourcing

A Sweden Transport Agency data leak is extremely serious, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says. But an IBM outsourcing deal apparently isn’t to blame.