EMEA

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

French Insurer AXA Drops Ransomware Payment Coverage

European insurer AXA will no longer underwrite cyber insurance policies to reimburse companies for ransomware payments after cyber attacks.

Ransomware Attacks Ireland Health Service; Cybersecurity Partners Investigate

Ransomware attack forces Ireland’s nationwide Health Services Executive (HSE) network to shut down IT systems. HSE’s cybersecurity partners assist cyberattack investigation.

UK MSSP Performanta Acquires Microsoft IAM Company Identity Experts

Performanta acquires Microsoft Gold Security Partner & identity & access management (IAM) company Identity Experts to enhance its Microsoft portfolio.

Israel Cyberattack vs. Iran Nuclear Facility, Electric Power: Alleged Details

Israel launches cyberattack vs. Iran nuclear enrichment facility and associated electric grid, reports from Israel & Iran suggest.

Regulatory Sandboxes Gain Traction with European Data Protection Authorities

Two European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) have created their own sandbox initiatives following the ICO’s framework, Hunton Andrews Kurth explains.

Stormshield Breach: Hackers Steal Security Company’s Firewall Source Code

Hackers breach Stormshield customer support portal & steal network firewall source code. French government closely monitoring the cyberattack.

BlueVoyant Hires IBM Security Veteran for European MSSP Expansion

BlueVoyant, a Top 250 MSSP & cybersecurity services company, hires IBM Security veteran Gyorgy Robert Racz to drive European expansion.

Cyber Insurance Indirectly Aids Ransomware Groups, UK Expert Asserts

The U.K.’s former top cybersecurity official warned companies not to meet hackers’ ransomware demands, a report said.

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).

PwC, Palo Alto Networks Partner on MDR, XDR Cybersecurity Services

PwC & Palo Alto Networks expand cybersecurity partnership to offer managed detection and response (MDR) & XDR services to joint customers.