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ATvanGarde acquired by Nettitude

Nettitude, an LRQA Company, acquires Singapore-based cybersecurity consultancy ATvanGarde, to further help clients to prioritise, manage and mitigate their cybersecurity risks

1st August 2022

Nettitude, a leading threat intelligence-led global provider of cybersecurity services including penetration testing and Managed Security Services, will acquire ATvanGarde, a specialist cybersecurity practice focused on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), to create a comprehensive offering that enables their clients to navigate an ever-evolving cyber risk landscape.

The combination is expected to be mutually beneficial for Nettitude, ATvanGarde, and their clients, allowing the two organisations to offer an enhanced product portfolio and to expand their GRC offering in South East Asia, particularly Singapore.

By bringing together their in-depth local market expertise and experience, Nettitude and ATvanGarde will be able to offer a comprehensive suite of GRC and cybersecurity consulting, across a wide range of industries. The acquisition allows for both CREST accredited organisations to capitalise on increasing demand in South East Asia for cybersecurity services.

Nettitude is a part of LRQA, a leading global assurance provider operating in more than 160 countries and recognised by over 30 accreditation bodies worldwide.

Paul Butcher, Chief Executive Officer of LRQA, said: “Our clients are facing an increasingly complex cyber threat landscape, which is why our cybersecurity business is a key area of investment for us, and we are delighted to be welcoming ATvanGarde to the organisation; they have years of experience and an excellent reputation for delivering GRC cybersecurity consulting and solutions to their clients. This deal will strengthen how we can help organisations to prioritise, manage and mitigate their cyber risks.”

Nettitude CEO Karen Bolton added: “The risk landscape is changing so fast, and organisations need a trusted partner that can help them adapt, particularly to cybersecurity compliance, with laws and standards differing around the globe. By combining Nettitude’s market leading cyber capabilities with those of ATvanGarde, we instantly improve our GRC offering in South East Asia, particularly Singapore, further enhancing our reputation of being globally trusted cybersecurity experts.”

ATvanGarde’s team has over twenty-five years of experience in evaluating Critical Information infrastructure, use of international and local standards-based testing, and experience in the security assessment of IT and OT systems. Andrew Ho, who has led the successful growth of ATvanGarde since its inception in 2018 said:

“For ATvanGarde, this acquisition supports our ambitious growth and serves our goal of ensuring the safe and secure operation and business continuity of our clients’ enterprise systems effectively. This exciting combination opens new markets for the organisation, especially in South East Asia, where we will benefit from Nettitude’s reach.”

The acquisition was effective 1st August 2022, no financial terms were disclosed.

About Nettitude

Founded in 2003, Nettitude is an award-winning global provider of cybersecurity services, bringing innovative thought leadership to the ever-evolving cybersecurity marketplace. Through our research and innovation centres, we provide threat-led services that span technical assurance, consulting and managed detection and response offerings.

Nettitude is driven by a desire to build and deliver the best cybersecurity propositions in the industry and stay abreast of the evolving legislative and regulatory cybersecurity landscape. They help clients to prioritise their cybersecurity risks, enabling them to focus on the activities that are core to their business.

In 2018 Nettitude was acquired by LRQA, a leading global assurance provider operating in more than 160 countries and recognised by over 30 accreditation bodies worldwide.

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About ATvanGarde

ATvanGarde Pte Ltd is a cybersecurity consulting company based in Singapore that provides a full range of consulting services. They provide risk assessment services, vulnerability and penetration services, the creation of governance policy and procedure documentation and pre-audit/audit services to clients.

ATvanGarde is a CREST Certified company and specialises in providing consultancy services to clients’ Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) in the areas of Governance, Risk Assessment, and Compliance (GRC) services.

Media contacts

For Nettitude
Ilze Blaauw, Global Marketing Manager (UK time zone)

For ATvanGarde
Tania Tang, Head of GRC Corporate Services – APAC (Asia time zone)

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