Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global professional services company, acquired Context Information Security, a London, UK-based cyber defense consultancy, which was previously owned by parent company Babcock International Group.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
The acquisition strengthens Accenture Security*’s existing portfolio of its cyber defense offerings. The addition of Context’s more than 250 employees will further deepen Accenture Security’s services to clients.
Founded in 1998 and led by Mark Raeburn, chief executive officer, Context is an information security service provider recognized in the U.K. and in global financial services. The company provides high-end cyber defense, intelligence-driven red team, vulnerability research and incident response services. Context’s client base spans multiple industries including financial services, government, aerospace & defense, critical infrastructure and more.
The company also has offices in Germany, the U.S. and Australia.
* Accenture Security leverages a global network of cybersecurity labs, deep industry understanding across client value chains and services that span the security lifecycle to protect organizations’ assets. With services that include strategy and risk management, cyber defense, digital identity, application security and managed security, the firm enables businesses around the world to defend against known sophisticated threats, and the unknown.