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MSSP M&A: Deloitte Acquires Australia’s Hacktive

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Deloitte Australia, the Australian division of professional services company Deloitte, has purchased MSSP Hacktive for an undisclosed sum.

This is technology M&A deal number 864 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2022.

Deloitte, founded in 1845, is based in London, England. The company has 456,121 employees listed on LinkedIn. Deloitte's areas of expertise include financial advisory, risk management and tax services.

Hacktive, founded in 2018, is based in Sydney, Australia. The company has eight employees listed on LinkedIn. Hacktive's areas of expertise include managed security services, penetration testing, and security, information and event management (SIEM).

What the Hacktive Acquisition Means for Deloitte

The Hacktive team will formally join Deloitte on October 11, 2022, the companies said. At this time, Deloitte will integrate this team into its Risk Advisory practice.

Hacktive will help Deloitte enhance its current Risk Advisory practice, Deloitte Risk Advisory Managing Partner Steve Jansz said. In addition, Hacktive is expected to bolster Deloitte's ability to provide managed security services. It also will expand the capabilities of its Cyber Intelligence Center.

Deloitte Expands MXDR, Launches Zero Trust Service

The Hacktive acquisition comes after Deloitte in July 2022 added the following modules to its its managed extended detection and response (MXDR) platform:

  • Dynamic adversary intelligence
  • Digital risk protection
  • Mobile device security
  • Threat hunting

Also, Deloitte in July 2022 unveiled its Zero Trust Access managed security service. Organizations can use this service to secure their IT infrastructure and data and enforce least-privilege controls, the company said.

Deloitte is a Top 250 MSSP and Top 250 Public Cloud MSP. It has made over 40 acquisitions involving cloud, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, workforce digitalization and analytics services dating back to January 2015. Deloitte continues to explore acquisitions in these markets as well.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.