The Citation Group, a leading provider of compliance and quality management products and services to small and medium-sized businesses, has acquired Mitigate Cyber.

Mitigate Cyber offer a range of cyber security solutions, from threat mitigation to testing, certification and training, designed to help businesses tackle cyber risks and data breaches.

Formed in 2013, Mitigate Cyber’s main office is based in Lancaster University, which is recognised as a Centre of Excellence in cyber security research, working collaboratively and employing students, lecturers and researchers.

The acquisition is a strategic move from The Citation Group, adding specialist information security consulting and software services to its growing products and services, while also bolstering internal talent in the rapidly growing areas of digital and product management.

Chris Morris, Group CEO at The Citation Group, said:

“Mitigate Cyber is a great business and I’m delighted we’ve brought it into The Citation Group. Our vision is to create a one-stop SME ecosystem that provides the tools to keep businesses safe, sustainable and successful, and Mitigate Cyber adds perfectly to that. Managing and protecting data is vital for every business, whatever size or specialty, and effective cyber security is an absolute must-have for any forward thinking business.”

Mitigate offers a suite of cyber security products across email, data and network services that can be managed via a state-of-the-art, cloud-based hub.

Michelle Ciavatta, MD at Mitigate Cyber commented:

“The Mitigate team is thrilled to be joining The Citation Group and continuing our successful journey. With our experience and expertise in providing cyber security solutions, we can see how our complementary services and products will add value to our combined client base and help us further grow.”

Zain Javed, Technical Director at Mitigate Cyber added:

“Our state-of-the-art platform provides businesses access to cyber security training, testing and monitoring to identify their cyber vulnerabilities. As part of The Citation Group, we will continue to invest in our services to provide leading cyber security solutions for our customers and partners.”