Atos has completed the acquisition of digital.security, a subsidiary of Econocom group and an independent player in cybersecurity in France and BeLux.
By integrating digital.security’s expertise, with around 250 highly skilled consulting professionals and experts, and combining it with Atos’ operational implementation and technology capabilities, Atos will reinforce its end-to-end approach for clients.
Atos will also benefit from a key asset in the fight against IoT threats and vulnerabilities thanks to CERT-DS, the first European CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) developed by digital.security with a dedicated lab to test the security of IoT devices, with hardware to software reverse engineering, de-assembling and radio frequency signal decoding.
“This acquisition is of mutual interest,” said Wolfgang Schwab, chief analyst of Cyber Security Research at teknowlogy. “digital.security will gain global reach and scale and will benefit from Atos’ expertise and leading rankings in MSS while Atos extends its cybersecurity resources with increased consulting capacity and new IoT experts – strengthening its end-to-end capabilities for clients across all industries and affirming its leading position in cybersecurity services in France and in Europe.”
Schwab added that with this strategic move, Atos also gets an extended vision of data protection, identity governance and cyber threat management that spans through IT, IoT and OT.
Pierre Barnabé, senior EVP and head of big data and Cybersecurity at Atos, said acquisition consolidates their position as a key player in cybersecurity in France, in Europe and globally – expanding their capabilities at the forefront of IoT threats and vulnerabilities.
“Together, our goal is to continue our development with this change in scale and strengthen our cybersecurity champion position for the benefit of our customers and employees, said Jean-Claude Tapia, President of digital.security.