DNV has created one of Europe’s fastest growing cyber security services businesses by merging DNV’s existing cyber security business with two recently acquired companies – Nixu and Applied Risk.
n particular, the merger brings together more than 500 cyber security experts to safeguard demanding IT and industrial control system environments across multiple industries.
This merger combines Nixu’s broad portfolio of IT and managed cyber security services, Applied Risk’s leading position in securing industrial control systems, and DNV’s domain expertise in critical infrastructure industries.
…said Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV.
Nixu CEO Teemu Salmi has been appointed to lead the combined business, which will adopt the brand name DNV Cyber from mid-2024. Operating from offices in 11 countries, the business provides an enhanced portfolio of consulting and managed cyber security services.
DNV and Nixu have also combined their management systems certification businesses, increasing the capacity to provide information security certification and training services. These include information security management systems certification (ISO/IEC 27001), national security assessments, CSA STAR cloud service certifications, payment card industry (PCI) security assessments, and healthcare information system security assessments.
The merged cyber security services business will partner with customers and the security community to drive innovation and industry best practices. It will benefit from DNV’s long-term commitment to research and innovation, in which five per cent of the company’s revenue is reinvested into research and development programmes.