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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).

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.

Atos Acquiring Penetration Testing Company SEC Consult Group

Atos, a Top 250 MSSP, acquires SEC Consult Group for penetration testing, red teaming, technical assessments & cybersecurity services.

Pandemic Displays Cyber Criminals’ Innovation and Malevolence, Europol Warns

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has handed opportunistic cyber criminals a climate rife with fear and uncertainty to exploit, Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, reports.

EU Council Imposes First-Ever Sanctions against Cyber Attacks

The Council of the European Union in July imposed for the first time restrictive measures against six individuals & three entities responsible for or involved in various cyber attacks.

European Union Sanctions Chinese, Russian Nationals for Alleged Hacking

Six alleged hackers & three organizations have been banned from entering European Union (EU) states & their assets frozen, in first-ever EU cyber sanctions.