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

South Africa Advances Cyberdefense with Opening of Cyber Security Fusion Centre in Johannesburg

Haven Cyber Technologies and Liquid Cyber Security to train 2,000 new cybersecurity professionals, aiming for a 50/50 gender distribution.

Customer Identity and Access Management Acquisition: Thales Buys OneWelcome

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Thales acquires OneWelcome, a European company that specializes in customer identity & access management (CIAM) solutions, for approximately $101 million.

Orange Cyberdefense Partners with VC Firm NightDragon, Eyes European Market

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Orange Cyberdefense partners with venture capital firm NightDragon and looks to bolster its cybersecurity offerings and further expand its European market reach.

U.S. CyberCom Boss Confirms First U.S. Cyber Operation to Support Ukraine

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U.S. Cyber Command (CyberCom) conducted offensive cyber operations in support of Ukraine as it tries to fend off Russian aggression, a report said.

ExtraHop Hires Two VPs to Drive European Security Channel Partnerships

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Network detection & response (NDR) security company ExtraHop hires Duncan Butchart & Karl Werner to drive European reseller, systems integrator & channel partnerships

Microsoft Report: Russia Launches Nearly 40 Cyberattacks vs Ukraine

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Microsoft research details alleged Russia cyberattacks vs. Ukraine, associated hybrid war activities & advice for cybersecurity professionals.

MSSP Acquisition: SysGroup Buys Truststream Security Solutions

SysGroup, a managed services & cloud hosting provider & IT consultant, acquires UK-based MSSP Truststream Security Solutions.

Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan Acquire Booz Allen Middle East Cybersecurity Business

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Meanwhile, Booz Allen Hamilton has $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion budget that “prioritizes strategic acquisitions” in cybersecurity & more through 2025.

DDoS Cyberattack: Israel Government Websites Back Online

Distributed Denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattack knocked numerous Israel government websites offline; the sites are now back online.

Accenture, Vodafone Partner for SME Managed Security Services in Germany

Accenture, partnering with Vodafone, further extends cybersecurity & MSSP services from the enterprise into the small & midsize enterprise (SME) market.