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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).

Avensus Acquires AuditConnect Amid Managed Security Services Push

Avensus, a Dutch cloud and managed security services provider (MSSP), acquires AuditConnect, a Netherlands-based specialist in privacy and security and IT auditing.

MSP Claranet Acquires Penetration Testing Firm NotSoSecure

UK-based managed service provider (MSP) Claranet acquires NotSoSecure & plans to add ethical hacking training & penetration testing services to its portfolio.

Panda Security Hires Former McAfee Director, Eyes MSSP Market Growth

IT security solutions provider Panda Security adds ex-McAfee director María Campos as its VP of worldwide key account sales for MSSPs & telecommunications.

LogPoint SIEM Expands In US, Hires Cisco Sales Executive

Security information & event management (SIEM) solutions firm LogPoint of Denmark opens U.S. office. Cisco Systems veteran will drive U.S. sales and channel partnerships.

Carbon Black Names Former FireEye Executive Jon Kane as EMEA Channel Director

Next-generation endpoint security solutions provider Carbon Black appoints former FireEye executive Jon Kane to manage its channel strategy across EMEA.

Hackers Attack Cisco Switches in Hit on Iranian, Russian Data Centers

Somebody hacked into data centers in Iran and Russia late last week by exploiting a vulnerable software tool for Cisco Systems’ networking gear. A patch for the known vulnerability has been widely available, though apparently not applied in this case.

MSSP ITC Secure Acquires Cybersecurity Consultancy SBD Advisors

British managed security services provider (MSSP) & network security consultancy ITC Secure acquires SBD Advisors, a U.S. cybersecurity advisory firm.

Telindus Acquires Palo Alto Networks Partner ION-IP for Managed Security Services Expansion

Telindus Netherlands acquires ION-IP, a managed security services provider (MSSP) that partners with Palo Alto Networks and F5 Networks.

Dome9 Unveils GDPR Readiness Bundle for Public Cloud Compliance Engine

Cloud network security & governance company Dome9 adds an EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Readiness Bundle to its public cloud compliance engine.

Slingshot Malware Infects Network Routers, Kaspersky Lab Reveals

“Slingshot,” a form of router-based malware, surfaces in cyber-espionage attacks, Kaspersky Lab reports.