Atos to acquire leading Cyber Security consulting company SEC Consult
Paris, France, Vienna, Austria - October 22, 2020 - Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces it has reached an agreement to acquire SEC Consult Group, a leading international Cybersecurity consulting provider. This acquisition will confirm Atos’ leading position in cybersecurity services in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region with more than 600 experts and will also strengthen its number 1 position in Europe. For SEC Consult this opens the opportunity to expand into additional markets and to gain a new customer base on a global scale.
SEC Consult is a leader in providing cybersecurity consulting, penetration testing, red teaming and technical assessment services in DACH, APAC regions (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia) and North America, serving large customers with a special focus on companies in the Finance, Utilities, Technology and Public Sectors with its team of over 200 highly skilled specialists.
Atos will benefit from SEC Consult’s Cybersecurity expertise, especially its pen testing, red teaming and incident response capabilities, offering significant synergy with Atos’ activities and customers – while SEC Consult will benefit from Atos’ extensive expertise and leading rankings in Managed Security Services.
“With this strategic move, Atos confirms its position as a leader in the European Cybersecurity market and initiates its Cybersecurity consulting presence in APAC to complement its existing Managed Security Services Provider and Cybersecurity products offering. SEC Consult’s experience, highly skilled people and reputation in the market will strengthen the Atos team in Central Europe and serve as a spring-board for building our business in APAC as a region with very high growth” said Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice-President, Head of Big Data & Cybersecurity at Atos. “In the context of our latest acquisitions, the acquisition of SEC Consult demonstrates our ambition to become the key Cybersecurity provider for global organizations on their digital journey.”
“After running SEC Security Consulting Business completely independently for nearly 20 years, SEC Consult has reached a level of globalization and professionalism where we acknowledge the huge benefits to join forces with Atos to strengthen our mission of helping our customers to become more secure and able to deal with the immensely growing threats arising from cyber.” said Wolfgang Baumgartner, CEO of SEC Consult. “We are convinced to make the right decision and are sure that both our teammates as well as our customers will benefit from this decision with a clear vision and strategy for the future. Together with Atos, SEC Consult can speed up its mission - to protect the information security assets of our clients. Additionally, it is a great development opportunity for our Cybersecurity experts to work on even more exciting projects.”
The closing of the transaction is expected to take place before the end of the year and is subject to anti-trust filings.
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Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.
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About SEC Consult
SEC Consult is one of the leading consultancies in the field of cyber and application security with more than 200 employees. It’s our mission to protect our customers from cyber security threats and help the IT-Industry to develop secure products. SEC Consult is the first address for high quality security testing, incident handling and response as well as for implementation of information security management to organizations.
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