Capgemini announces the closing of the acquisition of Leidos Cyber

The commercial cybersecurity division of Leidos

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Acquisition reinforces the Group’s capabilities in North America, helping to meet growing client demand for its cybersecurity services across the region and adding value to the global security provisions of Capgemini’s clients around the world

 Paris, February 21, 2019 – Capgemini announced today, following the fulfillment of all regulatory requirements, the closing of the acquisition of Leidos Cyber, the commercial cybersecurity arm of the FORTUNE 500® company Leidos, announced in June 2018. The team of almost 500 elite cybersecurity professionals, located mainly in North America, will join the Group to address its increasing client demand for cybersecurity services and solutions.

“We are delighted to welcome the Leidos commercial cyber team to the Group. Not only will they be reinforcing our North America cybersecurity practice, their world class security expertise will also benefit our client base of global enterprises across numerous locations,” comments Jean-Philippe Bol, Group Executive Board Member and CEO of Cloud Infrastructure Services including Cybersecurity Services, at Capgemini.

Leidos Cyber is a commercial enterprise security leader[1] with proven critical infrastructure capabilities[2]. It provides to its enterprise clients a holistic platform that services their entire security architecture demands, including integrated offerings for security combined with managed security services. Leidos Cyber is renowned as a pioneer in the field of cybersecurity. It defined the market in protecting the industrial control ecosystems for the mission critical infrastructure needs of global enterprises. Its customers include primarily FORTUNE 500® companies across multiple sectors.

“We are very pleased to be joining the Capgemini Group,” said Robert Meindl, President, Leidos Cyber. “Our teams are very much looking forward to playing their part in supporting the varied cybersecurity needs of Capgemini’s international client base and helping to further build the North America cybersecurity practice.”

This latest addition to the Group is in line with Capgemini’s plans to strengthen further its expertise and portfolio of services in security, to help companies integrate cybersecurity into their broader growth initiatives and digital transformation efforts. Capgemini’s global team of around 3,000 cybersecurity experts provide end-to-end services from assessment and advisory through to protection and monitoring, with solutions powered by the next generation of Threat Intelligence support and a global backbone of connected Security Operations Centers.

 

About Capgemini

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of over 200,000 team members in more than 40 countries. The Group reported 2018 global revenues of EUR 13.2 billion.

Visit us at www.capgemini.com. People matter, results count.

 

For Leidos media inquiries, contact Melissa Koskovich, Senior Vice President, Communications, at 571-526-6850 or melissa.l.koskovich@leidos.com

[1] Leidos Cyber was recognized as a ‘Strong Performer’ in the Forrester Wave: Information Security Consulting Services, Q3 2017

[2] Leidos Cyber holds numerous recognized industry accreditations including CREST® Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Cyber Essentials Accreditation; NSA Certified Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) accreditation; and Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) certified consultants

 

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