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MSSP Alert’s regional coverage of managed security services providers, cybersecurity news and events in Europe.

Finland’s Neste Investigates Large Scale IT Systems Incident

Extensive Neste information system failure impacted oil refinery company’s production operations. Third-party data center suffered hardware failure.

Sophos To Be Acquired By Private Equity

Sophos has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, the cybersecurity company and private equity firm confirm.

CloudKnox Security Joins NCSC Cyber Accelerator

CloudKnox Security, an identity privilege management platform provider, joins the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Cyber Accelerator.

Exabeam Expands Global Availability of Cloud-Based SIEM

Exabeam, a security information & event management (SIEM) platform provider, now offers Exabeam Cloud SaaS for hosting in 15 locations across 13 regions.

Did Microsoft Violate GDPR Compliance Rules?

Did Microsoft remotely collected data on Windows Home & Windows Pro users — and therefore violate General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy rules?

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: FTC Takes Action Against False Claims

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) takes action against companies that allegedly misrepresented compliance with EU-U.S. & Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks.

UK Issues Ryuk Ransomware Warning

Cybercriminals are using Ryuk ransomware to target global organizations & the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is investigating Ryuk campaigns.

Cybereason Touts EMEA Cybersecurity, MSSP Partner Momentum

Cybereason endpoint detection & response (EDR) gains cybersecurity momentum in EMEA. MSSPs & channel partners like Arm, EVRY & Trustwave assist the effort.

UK Prepares “Offensive Hacking” Cyber Operations Center

The United Kingdom will spend £22 million (US$28 million) to fund a cyber operations center to defend the nation against cyber attackers and possibly launch offensives.

Huawei Pitches No-Spy Agreements vs. U.S. Pushback

Huawei, seeking 5G wireless network deployment contracts, will sign a “no-spy agreement” with foreign governments. But U.S. & U.K. cybersecurity concerns linger.