KPMG expands cyber security team in the North with acquisition of Silicon Valley online security firm
Cyberinc, the Silicon Valley-based cyber security firm, has been acquired by business advisory firm KPMG for an undisclosed sum.
The transaction will see Cyberinc’s 24-strong UK practice merge with KPMG’s cyber security team in the North of England, which will now employ more than 60 professionals.
The majority of staff will transfer from Cyberinc’s former bases in Wetherby and Scarborough to KPMG’s office in Leeds.
Cyberinc provides identity and access management (IAM), which controls access to data within organisations.
The firm, which provides end-to-end advisory services, including strategy, implementation and managed services, has particular expertise in supporting organisations in financial services, as well as retail, manufacturing, FMCG and healthcare.
Martin Tyley, partner at KPMG and head of the firm’s cyber security practice in the UK regions, said: “The addition of the Cyberinc team and its capabilities establishes KPMG as a leading provider of newer, faster and more agile identity and access management systems.
“There is real demand for this technology, which provides a valuable tool in internal risk mitigation. We look forward to working with our new colleagues to support clients in transitioning to the new technology.”
Mike Nelsey, former Cyberinc UK lead, joins KPMG as a director in Leeds.
Nelsey commented: “Cyber security remains a top risk to organisations as threats grow in scale and cyber criminals develop new ways to access protected information.
“Together with KPMG, we can provide world-class solutions to clients across all industries, helping them protect their information and successfully activate their digital strategies.”
Cyberinc, which is headquartered in San Ramon, California, has a global team of around 190 people with a presence in the USA, India, Singapore, Australia and the UK.