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MSSP Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Buys AppSec Services Provider CyberViking

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Cerberus Cyber Sentinel, an MSSP and managed compliance services provider, has purchased application security and incident response company CyberViking for an undisclosed sum.

This is technology M&A deal number 598 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2022.

Cerberus, founded in 2019, is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company has 163 employees listed on LinkedIn. Cerberus' areas of expertise include security, compliance, risk mitigation, breach and incident response, CISO-as-a-service (CISOaaS) and data protection.

CyberViking, founded in 2019, is based in Georgia and Oregon. The company is not currently listed on LinkedIn. CyberViking's areas of expertise include application security, incident response, threat hunting and security operations center (SOC) management.

What Does the Acquisition Mean for Cerberus?

CyberViking will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Cerberus. It will help Cerberus take the next step in its international growth, says CEO David Jemmett.

In addition, CyberViking expands Cerberus' cybersecurity services portfolio. It also will provide cybersecurity healthcare and industrial controls systems expertise to Cerberus customers.

Cerberus Continues to Buy Cybersecurity Companies

The CyberViking acquisition comes after Cerberus completed the following cybersecurity mergers and acquisitions dating back to July 2020:

Cerberus said it is "rapidly expanding by acquiring world-class cybersecurity, secured managed services and compliance companies." In doing so, Cerberus can help businesses and government organizations combat cyber threats and comply with data security regulations.

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.