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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).

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.

Report: U.S. Eyes U.K. Model for Possible National Cyber Security Strategy

U.S. cyber intelligence may emulate strategies from the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC). The NCSC offers advice & support to manage incidents, protect critical infrastructure & offer guidelines to defend against cyber threats.

European Banking Authority (EBA) Rules Out Secure Open Banking?

It seems perverse that technical regulations associated with the opening of electronic payment services may inhibit modern cybersecurity measures.

Cloud Data & Email Privacy: Microsoft vs. U.S. Government Intensifies As EU Preps Legislation

Microsoft vs. Justice Department cloud data & email privacy case heads to U.S. Supreme Court just as European Union proposes more legislation.

Report: Venture-backed MSSP Seeks Multiple Cybersecurity Acquisitions

ITC Secure Networking, a London-based MSSP owned by venture capital firm C5 Capital, seeks multiple cybersecurity acquisitions in the pan-European market.