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MSSP Acquired: Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Buys Alpine Security for Penetration Testing

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Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corp., a Top 250 MSSP, has acquired Alpine Security, a provider of risk management and compliance services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is M&A deal number 535 that MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2020. See the full M&A deal list here.

Alpine Security, based in St. Louis, specializes in such areas as:

  • medical device and heath care cybersecurity assessment and testing;
  • penetration testing;
  • cybersecurity certification training; and
  • CISO as a Service (CaaS).

Alpine Security President and founder Christian Espinosa will take on a strategy role within Cerberus Sentinel. Also, the Alpine penetration testing team will tuck into Cerberus Sentinel's associated team. Headcount figures were not disclosed.

Cerberus Sentinel Acquires Alpine Security: Executive Perspectives

In a prepared statement about the deal, David Jemmett, CEO and founder of Cerberus Sentinel, said:

“Alpine is an excellent fit for the Cerberus portfolio of companies. The demand for quality compliance, training, and penetration testing talent continues to grow, and we are pleased to have them join us. Alpine will further expand our expertise and offerings in the cybersecurity field. They are talented and share a culture of excellence that we strive to bring to each client engagement.”

Added Espinosa:

“Alpine Security has reached the point in our journey where it makes sense to expand our impact by joining forces with a cybersecurity organization aligned with our purpose and values. Our purpose is to reduce cybersecurity risk for our clients. Our integration with Cerberus enhances and expands our cybersecurity capabilities, ensuring we are able to meet the growing demands of our clients.”

Cerberus Sentinel: MSP and MSSP Acquisitions

Cerberus Sentinel is a U.S. provider of consulting and managed services, focused solely on cybersecurity, the company says. Cerberus has been active on the M&A front. Noteworthy deals include acquiring:

  • September 2020: Clear Skies Security of Atlanta, Georgia, for cybersecurity assessments and penetration testing services.
  • August 2020: Technologyville of Arizona.
  • July 2020: TalaTek for risk management across federal government & private sector organizations.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.