January 2016 – Certitude Joins the PS&C Group

On 29 January ASX-listed PS&C Group announced it has acquired Certitude.

Certitude will enhance PS&C’s ability to engage at higher levels of customer management as well as with customers earlier in the process of planning governance, risk and compliance strategies, according to a statement.

The acquisition also directly adds to PS&C’s growing governance offering, enabling security and risk program management and execution across the entire group.

PS&C managing director Kevin McLaine said: “We are delighted to have Certitude as part of PS&C. Certitude is a quality business with strong leadership. We are confident of the growth of the cyber security industry and see this acquisition as expanding our capability and enabling us to increase our offering of services to accommodate larger customers. The business allows us to interact with senior levels inside customers and to widen our offering.”

Melbourne-based PS&C was formed in 2013 through the roll-up of four IT providers, including infosec companies HackLabs and Securus. The company also purchased Sydney-based security firm Pure Hacking for $16 million in 2014.