Cyber security company expands digital forensics services with acquisition

Birmingham-based cyber security firm Commissum has expanded its services by acquiring the digital forensics portion of Eurofins Forensics Services for an undisclosed sum.

Commissum (Eurofins Cyber Security) is part of Eurofins Digital Testing.

The acquisition means that Eurofins Digital Testing can provide complete testing services for systems, security, devices, and digital forensics.

Commissum and the digital forensics team have worked from the same office since autumn 2021, and have jointly secured several significant business wins.

The new contracts include a large scale Cyber Incident Response (CIR) plan as part of a cyber transformation project for a European automotive manufacturer; CIR post-breach and emergency strategy for a commercial research institution; and digital forensics and HR dispute services for several NHS Trusts.

Targeting both the UK’s law enforcement agencies and commercial firms, the newly combined Digital Forensics Incident Response team within Commissum, will be headed up by business unit manager Ceri Walsh, who moves across with the acquisition. The new team will offer specialist forensics services for legal trials and dispute resolution across the country, and complement this activity with Commissum’s cybersecurity and expert penetration testing services.

Walsh said: “We’re excited to now be part of Commissum, which already provides clients with cyber security, risk management and governance services, to help protect businesses and meet compliance challenges across a range of technologies and processes. Prior to the acquisition, as a digital forensics team, we worked mostly with law enforcement services. However, by combining both forensics and cyber security services, our customers have access to investigation, analysis and remediation of cyber incidents, all from one business. Our services are just as applicable for police forces, legal and criminal justice organisations and commercial businesses.”

Commissum also shares its office with another Eurofins Digital Testing business, Edge Testing, which focuses on software and systems testing and has worked for clients including Heineken, the Home Office, Gatwick Airport and RBS.

Sharon Hamilton, UK MD for Eurofins Digital Testing, said: “Acquiring a digital forensics business is a natural progression for Commissum. Thanks to this, our team has already secured some strong deals and is setting up a promising pipeline of projects for the next quarter. We are in talks with further joint clients now so anticipate building on our success with new contract wins and by adding more employees as part of a sustained recruitment drive for our company-wide growth.”