Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has announced it has acquired The Van Dyke Technology Group, Inc. (Van Dyke), a 180 person cyber security firm specialising in identity and access management, threat mitigation and other cyber security solutions for enterprise networks and cloud-based IT environments. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Based in Maryland, Van Dyke provides advanced cyber security services and solutions designed to protect sensitive information within classified networks, with a focus on supporting the US Intelligence Community (IC). As a leading provider of identity and access management expertise, Van Dyke continues to develop data management technologies that enable seamless and secure information sharing within demanding environments.
Commenting on the announcement, Jacobs Senior Vice President Aerospace and Technology Darren Kraabel stated, “I am thrilled to welcome the Van Dyke team to Jacobs. The unique cyber security solutions developed by Van Dyke strengthen our IT solution offerings to public sector clients, such as those across the IC and Department of Defense, and provide a differentiating capability across our private sector client base. Cyber security is a critical and growing need for clients in every market we serve, particularly private sector clients who own critical infrastructure in the heavy process, transportation and industrial manufacturing industries. Our clients are looking to protect their increasingly interconnected capital investments. This acquisition complements other investments we have made over the past few years, including our cloud-based technology solutions; enhanced capability to connect industrial control systems to enable advanced data analytics; and leading edge solutions to protect critical infrastructure. Our objective is to help clients assure system and data integrity, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and profitability, improve safety and enhance their business’ agility.”
Jed Van Dyke, CEO of Van Dyke added, “The opportunity to expand our cyber security expertise and solutions across the public and private sector industries served by Jacobs is tremendous. As an integrated technology and engineering company with deep customer relationships across a variety of industries critical to our national infrastructure, Jacobs is uniquely positioned to enhance our collective cyber security resilience on a truly national, if not international, scale”.
Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle
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