SRM to extend its Risk Management service portfolio with acquisition of InfoSec Associates

Acquisition gives SRM complete range of solutions and helps Company move into top tier of security consultancy firms

SRM, a specialist provider of Operational Risk Management services, has today announced that it has acquired InfoSec Associates, one of the UK's leading Information Assurance consultancy firms. As a result, SRM will be expanding its service portfolio in a number of key Information Assurance disciplines, including Business Continuity Management and Information Security Management.

SRM already offers a wide range of consultancy services in the areas of information risk management and secure IT service delivery. The acquisition of InfoSec Associates, however, will further enhance SRM's work with industry best practice in the fast-growing area of Information Assurance. Following this move, SRM will now be able to provide specialist support to Information Governance and Chief Information Officers, and also for companies that require board level support, but lack the resources for a permanent placement.

"Despite today's challenging economic climate, we are continuing to grow steadily, with new offices now open in Tyne and Wear, an ongoing national recruitment campaign, and now this acquisition of Infosec Associates," says Stephen Brown, SRM's Managing Director, "The skills and experience of the consultants at Infosec are exceptional; they will not only make a great addition to our team, but will also support our continued growth by helping to extend and improve our service portfolio for our clients."

"It makes good business sense for our two companies to join forces, since all of our clients will now be able to rationalise their projects by procuring related services through one service provider – and that's the key to delivering better value for our clients," adds Tom Fairfax, a Principal Consultant from InfoSec Associates. "With its vast expertise within the Operational Risk area, SRM has both managed and reduced risk for their clients with amazing success. We are delighted to be joining their highly skilled team."

Having recently become an accredited QSA company for the Payment Card Industry's Qualified Security Assessment (PCI QSA), this latest acquisition further enhances the extensive range of services that SRM already offers, and thus provides businesses with a comprehensive 'one-stop shop' for all of their security needs. In addition to Information Assurance services, SRM also provides its SME and corporate customers with a wide range of risk management solutions, including pre-employment screening, information security, business continuity, and standards compliance.

SRM will be at the Infosecurity Exhibition in April 2009 at Earl's Court, London, appearing on Stand H41.

Established by security professionals formerly within the private sector, the Police service and other government agencies, Security Risk Management Ltd offers an unrivalled range of best practice Operational Risk Management services to ensure effective assurance and mitigating risk within a company’s infrastructure. SRM offers services including: Risk Management, Information Security Management Services, Enterprise Examinations, Business Continuity, Corporate Investigations, Personnel Screening, ISO27001 Implementations and specialised training. For more information please visit