FluidOne and its Cyber Security Associates division acquire SureCloud Cyber Services

FluidOne has acquired SureCloud Cyber Services to bolster the portfolio of its Cyber Security Associates division (CSA).

The deal brings penetration testing and incident response expertise inhouse for CSA with a team of 28 employees led by Commercial Director, Ben Jepson.

It also takes FluidOne’s group revenues to £109m and 500 employees, with over 50% now being IT and Cyber Security.

FluidOne ‘s focus on cyber security led to its investment in CSA in 2020 as a dedicated cyber security division led by Dave Woodfine, the former commander of the MOD Cyber Defence Unit.

Woodfine said: “The addition of CREST and CHECK certified testing alongside a team who understand the specialism of cyber in operational technology and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) will accelerate the growth of CSA this year and beyond.

“More importantly as one team we will be able to work together to close the cyber threat gap and enable all our clients to be more secure.”

Post-acquisition, FluidOne CEO Russell Horton will become Chairman of SureCloud Cyber Services, with FluidOne Directors Simon Ward, Chris Rogers and Roy Hastings also becoming board directors. Jepson will join the board at CSA reporting to Woodfine.

Jepson added: “Prior to the acquisition process we have worked on a number of joint bids with CSA and it became immediately apparent that both businesses had a complementary service portfolio.

Having a home in a fast-growing business dedicated to cyber will enable us to provide clear career paths for our current people and attract new talent.”

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