Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Heist

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I don't know if anyone noticed, but just the other week, it was announced that the NCC had quietly acquired the cyber security and popular pen(ertration) testing company RandomStorm.

The NCC newsroom release states:

"After a period of operating independently following its acquisition for £55 million in March 2015, Accumuli’s services have now been incorporated into the wider NCC Group offering.

Since the acquisition there has been significant investment in the business, with a new consolidated office and subsequent recruitment drive. More than £1 million was put towards a new state-of-the-art UK cyber Security Operations Centre in Leeds, which is home to around 70 full-time employees providing a range of monitoring, response and investigation services.

The Accumuli, RandomStorm and Signify brands have been retired and their services will all be delivered under the single NCC Group brand."

Read the full chapter & verse here

I have only recently become aware of the number of my contacts, who have had good experiences in the past with RandomStorm/Accumuli around the ever more crucial cyber security area.

Clearly complementary to a lot of the current NCC offering, a few sites have remarked to me that in this squeezed climate, particularly around social housing, they can expect to have to shop around for best value. It would be hoped that NCC retain the existing Accumuli customer base, keeping them happy and adding some additional value, that groups are able to provide.

Quite a heist. With Castleton Technology PLC now with a pretty rich portfolio of social housing applications and complementary hardware/cloud support offerings, possibly another one of the cyber security outfits might be next on their shopping list. NCC could learn much from Castleton to corner particular markets.

Just saying.....
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