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Deloitte Buys Cybersecurity Firm Vigilant; Ed Powers Comments

DeloitteLogoDeloitte has acquired the assets cyber monitoring and threat intelligence provider Vigilant as the consulting firm seeks to boost its security capabilities.

Deloitte will integrate its cybersecurity consulting into Vigilant’s cyber threat management suite to help protect enterprise customers from cyber attacks,  Deloitte said Thursday.

Those customers are in the financial services, aerospace, retail, manufacturing, technology, communications, energy and pharmaceutical sectors, the firm says.

“The severity of cyber threats has elevated the profile of security and has increased the complexity of protecting information and critical infrastructure, ” said Ed Powers, principal and national leader of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s security and privacy practice.

Powers will lead a combined business that will operate as Vigilant by Deloitte.

Vigilant provides enterprises services intended to help enterprises identify and counter cyber threats.

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