UK-headquartered cybersecurity consultancy, Context Information Security, is acquired by Accenture, a Forbes Global 500 company

06 Mar 2020

Cyber security consultancy, Context Information Security, has been acquired by Accenture, a leading global professional services company providing services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations.

Context was owned by Babcock International.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, Context is one of the most recognisable and respected information security providers in the UK, as well as in global financial services. The company provides high-end cyber defence, intelligence-driven red team, vulnerability research and incident response services.

Its client base spans multiple industries including financial services, government, aerospace & defence and critical infrastructure. It has played a significant role in helping government organisations, financial institutions and other clients respond to the threat of advanced cyberattacks.

Mark Raeburn, Context’s chief executive officer said: “We are excited about the opportunity to become part of the Accenture family. Combining our skills and expertise under one roof to help us do more for our clients and create more opportunities for our people was an easy decision.

“Accenture’s industry-focused approach across adversary simulation, red teaming, incident response and more matches Context’s own strategy. Accenture’s family culture is a great fit for Context. We are genuinely excited to join forces to help clients better defend themselves against the world’s most advanced adversaries.

“This will allow us to enhance their existing cyber business activity and have access to a truly global business with relationships with 95% of the Forbes Global 2000. It will enable us to exercise our skills into new top tier clients and get to tackle the most interesting technical challenges with true scale and support behind us.”

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