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

ExtraHop Hires Two VPs to Drive European Security Channel Partnerships

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Network detection & response (NDR) security company ExtraHop hires Duncan Butchart & Karl Werner to drive European reseller, systems integrator & channel partnerships

Microsoft Report: Russia Launches Nearly 40 Cyberattacks vs Ukraine

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Microsoft research details alleged Russia cyberattacks vs. Ukraine, associated hybrid war activities & advice for cybersecurity professionals.

MSSP Acquisition: SysGroup Buys Truststream Security Solutions

SysGroup, a managed services & cloud hosting provider & IT consultant, acquires UK-based MSSP Truststream Security Solutions.

Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan Acquire Booz Allen Middle East Cybersecurity Business

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Meanwhile, Booz Allen Hamilton has $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion budget that “prioritizes strategic acquisitions” in cybersecurity & more through 2025.

DDoS Cyberattack: Israel Government Websites Back Online

Distributed Denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattack knocked numerous Israel government websites offline; the sites are now back online.

Accenture, Vodafone Partner for SME Managed Security Services in Germany

Accenture, partnering with Vodafone, further extends cybersecurity & MSSP services from the enterprise into the small & midsize enterprise (SME) market.

Arctic Wolf Accelerates European Security Operations Expansion Ahead of Potential IPO

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Security operations platform provider Arctic Wolf continues European expansion ahead of potential U.S. IPO (initial public offering).

Cybersecurity Startup XM Cyber Acquired By Grocery Store Giant Schwarz Group

Schwarz Group, the retail giant parent of Lidl & Kaufland, acquires XM Cyber, a cybersecurity startup. Digital & supply chain security focus intensifies.

European MSSP, Microsoft MISA Partner CWSI’s Expansion Plan

CWSI, an MSSP led by CEO Conor Headon, leverages a mix of reinvestment, debt & equity for aggressive European managed security expansion plan.

EU Warned Russia Not to Launch Cyberattacks Amid German Federal Elections

To protect the integrity of Germany’s federal elections, the European Union reportedly warned Russia not to launch cyberattacks.