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Mission Critical Partners Acquires Penetration Testing Firm Secure Halo

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Mission Critical Partners (MCP) has acquired Secure Halo, a cybersecurity firm for federal, state, and local government agencies and commercial entities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 283 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2022.

MCP Acquires Secure Halo: About the Buyer and Seller

MCP, based in Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, has grown to roughly 185 employees since launching in 2009.

Secure Halo, founded in 2006, has received a DHS SAFETY Act designation, and the company has Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) expertise. Additional specialties include:

  • Compliance readiness;
  • penetration testing;
  • security program development;
  • security training and awareness; and
  • third-party risk management.

Secure Halo’s Washington D.C., metro office will become MCP’s Center of Excellence for enhanced Secure Halo cyber risk capabilities. The office will feature an "elite group of seasoned analysts, technicians, and cybersecurity experts," the buyer indicated.

Cybersecurity M&A: Executive Perspectives and Previous Deals

In a prepared statement about the deal, MCP President and CEO Darrin Reilly said:

“Secure Halo’s leadership and highly experienced analysts combined with MCP’s experts and partners means that we can significantly expand upon what we are already doing, which is helping our clients mitigate risk, maintain resiliency, and optimize investments against evolving and persistent cyber threats.

Sean Doherty, cofounder and president of Secure Halo, added:

“Becoming part of the MCP organization is an extraordinary opportunity for our clients and our employees. The partnership provides us with a new ability to deliver additional innovative capabilities to clients, including a wide portfolio of professional and managed services that MCP can offer, while at the same time provide growth opportunities for our professionals.”

MCP has made multiple acquisitions since 2018. Example deals include:

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.