15 Dec 2020
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CyberCX acquires Foresight, looks to extend offerings for Australian Government

By Catherine Knowles

CyberCX has acquired cyber security consultancy Foresight to strengthen its Federal Government capability.

Serving the Australian Government 

With extensive experience working with Australian Government agencies, the addition of Foresight will increase CyberCXs substantial capability in delivering cyber security solutions for major government clients, the company states.

Furthermore, the acquisition enables CyberCX to grow the company’s Canberra footprint and cement its capability and credentials as a leading Australian cyber security organisation, the company states.

Foresight is an independent cyber security consultancy focused on technical security compliance and assurance activities for enterprise and government.

Founded more than a decade ago by Peter and Jocaine Baussmann, the company is recognised as one the country's leading boutique cyber security firms.

It has expertise providing security solutions to leading Australian and global organisations.

For instance, Foresight works extensively with Australian Government agencies in assessing large and highly complex systems and implementing proven security solutions.

The consultancy has a particularly strong cloud security practice, working with cloud service providers, government agencies and large enterprises to implement effective security controls for cloud services, CyberCX states.

A message from CyberCX and Foresight

CyberCX CEO John Paitaridis says he is delighted to welcome the Foresight team to CyberCX.

Paitaridis says, “The acquisition of Foresight rounds out an extraordinary year for CyberCX. We have integrated and unified Australia and New Zealand's leading independent information security specialists to create the region's most significant cyber security services organisation.

“The addition of Foresight brings an outstanding capability to CyberCX, particularly their experience and reputation as a security partner for major government agencies and law enforcement.

"Foresight's credentials are impeccable, not just across government but also for their work across the private sector in utilities, financial services, telecommunications and retail.

"They are known for their exceptional talent, high quality solutions, and focus on customer experience. They are a great fit for CyberCX, not just for the quality of their security services but the alignment to our values.”

Foresight managing director Peter Baussmann says, “CyberCX was an exciting next step for Foresight and its people.

"We built Foresight as a proudly 100% Australian company, providing independent cyber security advice as a trusted adviser to our customers. CyberCX supercharges this mission.

"The CyberCX team have quickly established themselves as a formidable force across Australia and New Zealand. We look forward to continuing to service our customers at the highest level and offering them the full suite of capabilities and expertise that CyberCX has to offer.”

Earlier this year in September, CyberCX acquired New Zealand-based cybersecurity company Insomnia Security, with the intention of adding to the company’s security testing expertise and boosting its trans-Tasman capability.

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