Eurofins Digital Testing Boosts Cybersecurity Portfolio with Commissum Acquisition (CDSA)

Quality assurance and testing services specialist Eurofins Digital Testing has acquired Edinburgh-based security testing and consultancy firm Commissum, adding to Eurofins’ European portfolio of information and cybersecurity services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Commissum — which CREST-accredited and a member company of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) CHECK penetration program — for 20-plus years has offered info security, risk management and governance services to small- and medium-sized enterprises and multi-national businesses alike.

The acquisition will help Eurofins in its goal to become a global leader in cybersecurity services, strengthening its position in the European marketplace, with an increased presence in the UK and an added presence in both the North American and APAC marketplaces. Eurofins will also see a boost in its advisory and managed services, compliance testing, awareness and training, and hacking and testing via its Netherlands operations.

Martin Finch, founder and managing director of Commissum will continue to lead his team, and will report to Johan Craeybeckx, business line director of Eurofins Digital Testing International.

“The pace set by digital transformations and the near-exponential growth in connectivity is putting increasing demand on all organizations to meet the challenges posed in delivering a safe and secure IT infrastructure and ensuring any devices manufactured are similarly secure,” Craeybeckx said. “Commissum is acknowledged widely for delivering world class cybersecurity services. Their integrity and commitment are a perfect fit for Eurofins and we look forward to working with them to expand their working with our other cybersecurity teams around the world to make our clients’ operations safer and more secure.”

Finch added: “We are excited to be joining the cyber security operations of Eurofins Digital Testing and working with them to address the cyber security challenges facing companies and organizations today and in the future. Together with our new colleagues we will be helping deliver world-beating quality assurance and cybersecurity testing to help keep clients in all market sectors stay safe and secure. Getting onboard with Eurofins Digital Testing marks a new and exciting chapter for us all.”

Eurofins Digital Testing currently has facilities in Belgium, the UK, Sweden, Netherlands, North America and Hong Kong. Commissum has facilities in the UK and Kuala Lumpur.