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Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for August 1-8, 2021

Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for August 1-8, 2021

Nearly a dozen cybersecurity acquisitions were announced in the first week of August 2021.

Cybersecurity M&A Roundup for August 1-8, 2021

Nearly a dozen cybersecurity acquisitions were announced in the first week of August 2021.

Cerberus Sentinel acquires VelocIT

Cybersecurity consulting and managed security services company Cerberus Sentinel acquired managed services provider VelocIT. The acquisition will help Cerberus expand its managed security services offering. VelocIT will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Cerberus and will focus on integrated risk services.

CDW Corporation acquires Focal Point Data Risk

IT solutions provider CDW Corporation announced buying cybersecurity company Focal Point Data Risk, which specializes in data risk management. CDW says the acquisition will help it expand its portfolio and enhance its capabilities.

Checkmarx acquires Dustico

Israel-based application security testing firm Checkmarx has acquired Dustico, which specializes in solutions for detecting supply chain attacks in code packages. Dustico technology will be integrated into Checkmarx’s suite of analysis tools. Dustico will operate as CxDustico following the acquisition.

Corvus Insurance acquires Wingman Insurance

Cyber insurance provider Corvus purchased Wingman Insurance, which specializes in tech and cyber insurance. The deal will help Corvus enter the admitted coverage market and continue its growth. Wingman will continue to operate as an independent brand.

Deloitte acquires aeCyberSolutions

Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory acquired aeCyberSolutions, the industrial cybersecurity business of Applied Engineering Solutions (aeSolutions). The acquisition will enable Deloitte to expand its cybersecurity offerings. This was Deloitte’s fifth cyber-related acquisition in 2021.

Feedzai acquires Revelock

Financial risk management company Feedzai acquired advanced behavioral biometric platform Revelock. Revelock technology will be integrated into Feedzai’s platform in an effort to enhance its capabilities with a digital identity solution powered by behavioral biometrics. Feedzai says its goal is to create the largest financial intelligence network, which contains more than a trillion data points and profiles for bad and good actors.

HackerU acquires Cybint

HackerU, an educational technology firm specializing in cybersecurity and other digital skills programs, acquired SaaS cyber education company Cybint, reportedly for $50 million. The deal helps HackerU, which will rebrand as ThriveDX, expand and scale its B2B offerings.

Ivanti acquires RiskSense

IT asset and service management solutions provider Ivanti acquired vulnerability management and prioritization company RiskSense. Ivanti says RiskSense adds risk-based vulnerability prioritization and remediation capabilities to its Neurons for Patch Intelligence product.

Ivanti Wavelink acquires WIIO Group’s IIoT platform

Ivanti’s supply chain business unit, Ivanti Wavelink, acquired WIIO Group’s industrial internet of things (IIoT) platform. The IIoT platform will enable Ivanti Wavelink customers to gain better visibility into IIoT equipment, identify and remediate problems, and build applications for enhanced operational efficiency.

Sophos acquires Refactr

Cybersecurity firm Sophos announced the acquisition of DevSecOps automation platform Refactr. Sophos says the acquisition will enable it to optimize its managed threat response and extended detection and response (XDR) solutions with security orchestration automation and response (SOAR) capabilities. Refactr developers and engineers have joined Sophos, but the Refactr platform will continue to be offered to existing customers. Refactr Community Edition will also remain available.

Telos acquires Diamond Fortress Technologies

Telos Corp, a provider of cyber, cloud and enterprise security solutions, has acquired the assets of Diamond Fortress Technologies (DFT), which specializes in touchless fingerprint biometrics solutions. Telos believes the deal will help it “eliminate much of the friction involved in biometrics data gathering for identity and access management.”

Related: Cybersecurity M&A Roundup: 37 Deals Announced in June 2021

Related: Cybersecurity M&A Roundup: 38 Deals Announced in July 2021

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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