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CDW Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Focal Point Data Risk; Christine Leahy Quoted

CDW (Nasdaq: CDW) has purchased Focal Point Data Risk for an undisclosed sum to grow its talent development business and expand its cybersecurity consulting and identity and access management capabilities.

“Adding Focal Point’s array of security consulting, customer workforce skills development and professional services capabilities expands CDW’s services portfolio and enhances our ability to address risks posed by malicious cyber threats and cyber workforce shortages, while helping customers successfully navigate shifting data protection laws,” Christine Leahy, president and CEO of CDW, said in a statement published Aug. 2.

Focal Point provides identity and access management, cloud security, DevSecOps and other cybersecurity support services to government, health care and financial services clients.

“As we focus increasingly on a cloud-first approach with our customers, it’s essential that we deliver identity management and data protection services which support the full technology lifecycle,” said Andy Eccles, senior vice president of integrated technology solutions at CDW.

Founded in 1984, CDW is a Lincolnshire, Illinois-based provider of information technology platforms and services to government, health care, business and education customers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. The company has over 10,000 employees and posted approximately $19 billion in net sales for the 12 months ended March 31.

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