Claranet Acquires Training & Pen Test Experts NotSoSecure

Claranet Acquires Training & Pen Test Experts NotSoSecure

Managed IT services provider Claranet has announced the purchase of NotSoSecure, experts in ethical hacking training and penetration testing for networks, web and mobile apps.

The deal will see NotSoSecure, which works with a range of internationally-renowned businesses and organizations, encompassing government agencies, FTSE 250 players and Fortune 500 companies, join the Claranet portfolio, with the company’s founders Dan Haagman and Sumit (Sid) Siddharth remaining with the business.

Charles Nasser, founder and CEO of Claranet, said: “Our acquisition of NotSoSecure has been made as part of our vision to further enhance the security services and expertise that we are able to offer to our customers, as well as gain access to new global markets such as the US and Australia.

“NotSoSecure’s passion for excellence and desire to be at the forefront of cybersecurity training and innovation were crucial factors in this latest acquisition. Their ambitious aims for growth are very much aligned with our own, so we are eagerly anticipating the impact they will have on the success of the wider Group.”

NotSoSecure’s Siddharth added: “Since we established the business, the risk of cyber-attacks for organizations around the world has grown exponentially. However, this has not been matched by an increase in training and knowledge and, as a result, there is now a severe global skills shortage in cybersecurity.

“We are delighted to add our specialist, hands-on training and pen testing expertise to Claranet’s portfolio of services and look forward to extending our reach, so businesses can develop their capabilities and stay secure.”

Source: Information Security Magazine