Cyberfort Group acquires Auriga, strengthening its end-to-end data security proposition

The Cyberfort Group has strengthened its end-to-end data security proposition with the acquisition of Auriga Consulting for an undisclosed sum.

As a centre of excellence in cyber security, assurance and monitoring services, Auriga offers bespoke solutions in risk and compliance management, cyber design and implementation and cyber monitoring and intelligence.

With a track record of supporting high profile international government departments, it will also add considerable experience in working with public sector organisations to the Cyberfort Group.

Auriga brings with it an internally developed Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution, operating under the Compass and Cybergator brands, that will form the fourth and final strategic area of capability, completing Cyberfort Group’s four-pillared approach to data security: protect, detect, advise and shield.

As the fourth business to join the Cyberfort Group, Auriga will join ultra-secure cloud and managed services provider, The Bunker, penetration testing specialist, Arcturus, and cyber security consultancy, Agenci.

Andy Hague, CEO at Cyberfort Group said: “Cyberfort Group was established to bring together best-in-breed businesses from across the data security landscape, with a clear focus on world-class talent and exceptional infrastructure. As a recognised leader in the cyber security field with a recognised pedigree in both the public and private sectors, Auriga was a natural fit.

“As part of our mission to deliver total data assurance, it’s vital that all of our businesses can adapt and evolve with the changing risk and regulatory environment. Auriga’s tailored, defensive offering means that it will easily integrate with the services provided by our other businesses.”

Louise Dunne, CEO at Auriga Consulting added: “Since launching in 2012, our client-focused approach has seen us evolve from a micro company to a recognised SME delivering high-end cyber consultancy services to UK HMG departments, agencies and industry corporations alike. Our acquisition by Cyberfort Group will take Auriga Consulting to the next level and we look forward to combining our defensive services with those provided by The Bunker, Arcturus and Agenci to deliver a unique end to end security proposition to our customers.”

Tony Dickin, Partner at Palatine Private Equity, said: “Auriga marks the second bolt-on acquisition we’ve made for the Cyberfort Group, and demonstrates the scalability of the firm as we complete its four-pillar approach. In a little under two years, we’ve established a truly end-to-end data security provider, which offers clients a full scope of services to protect vital information. We are confident this acquisition will provide a platform for significant further growth in the future.”