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

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.

Optiv Managed Security Services Push Explores European Acquisitions

Optiv, a Top 100 MSSP, hires Simon Church for European managed security services push & potential cybersecurity acquisitions in the region.

Why Mobile Phone Retailer Faces Unprecedented Security-related Fine

Hunton & Williams explains why The Car Phone Warehouse faces at £400,000 monetary penalty over security and privacy issues.

British MSSP ITC Secure Acquires G3’s Cybersecurity Practice

British managed security services provider ITC Secure buys the cybersecurity practice of business intelligence firm G3 & investment company Kinnevik AB.

KPMG Wants Cyber Security Apprentices to Groom into Experts

KPMG, a Top 100 MSSP for 2017, develops mentorship program to train and develop cybersecurity experts, digital forensic professionals and more.

Lithuania Bans Kaspersky Lab Software in Critical Infrastructure

Lithuania’s government bans Kaspersky Lab antivirus software from computers used to manage critical infrastructure such as energy & finance information.

SWIFT Attacks: Cyber Crooks Foiled Pursuing $1M from Russian Bank

Cyber crooks reportedly tried to steal nearly $1 million from Russian state bank Globex, using the SWIFT funds transfer messaging. Here’s how.

Thales Acquires Gemalto: $5.6 Billion Cybersecurity, IoT Buyout

Thales acquires Gemalto for $5.6 billion, creating a $4.11 billion cybersecurity & Internet of Things (IoT) giant — assuming rival bidders don’t emerge.

Germany Alleges Chinese Cyber Spies Target MSPs, IT Service Providers

Report: Germany’s domestic intelligence agency alleges China uses MSPs, IT service providers & misleading LinkedIn accounts to engage officials as sources.

MSSP Trustwave Introduces GDPR Compliance Services for Businesses

Managed security services provider (MSSP) Trustwave intros European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance services for businesses.