Acquisition gives firm’s security unit a boost in app and network development services
Accenture this week announced that it had acquired Seattle-based Deja vu Security, a privately held company specializing in security design and testing of enterprise software platforms and IoT technologies.
The Lowdown: The deal will give Accenture Security additional tools and methods for securing connected devices and IoT networks, as well as additional Security-of-Things services focused on hardening business applications and integrating security controls in product development processes.
The Details: The terms of the deal, which was finalized earlier this month but only announced this week, were not disclosed. Deja vu Security was founded in 2011 by security industry veteran Akshay Aggarwal, a former director in Microsoft’s Information Security and Risk Management group who led that vendor’s information security consulting practice and helped transform Microsoft’s application security process.
The Buzz: “For technology companies, third-party suppliers, and consumers alike, IoT security controls often remain an afterthought, which is why it’s critical that security is built in from the start for any new products, processes, or services,” said Kelly Bissell, senior managing director of Accenture Security. “Deja vu Security’s team of innovative specialists brings considerable technical cybersecurity skills, making them a strong strategic fit, and will help our clients reduce the risk of their connected solutions.”
“Today’s announcement is an exciting new chapter for Deja vu Security and our employees,” said Adam Cecchetti, CEO of Deja vu Security. “Accenture’s people-focused culture and innovative mindset are core values that both companies share, and our unique capabilities complement each other perfectly.”