Accenture acquires Context Information Security

Accenture Security has entered into an agreement to acquire the MSSP Context Information Security from its previous owner Babcock International Group.

The deal’s financial details were not disclosed, but Accenture said all 250 Context employees will be brought over.

Context was founded in 1988 and provides cyber defense, intelligence-driven red team, vulnerability research and incident response services.

“This acquisition is an excellent match for us, combining a group of highly skilled cybersecurity professionals globally while providing differentiated services to clients in the U.K. market,” said Kelly Bissell, a senior managing director at Accenture.

This is the second major deal announced by Accenture this year. In January the company bought Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom for an undisclosed amount of money. This took place almost five months to the day from when the latter Symantec paid $11 billion for the unit.

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