Gigit buys cybersecurity firm Peak InfoSec

28 January 2021 2 min. read

Gigit, a Boulder, CO-based cybersecurity consultancy, has acquired Peak InfoSec, a boutique, Colorado Springs, CO-based information security consulting firm.

Founded in 2016 by Matthew Titcombe, Peak InfoSec provides services in information security assessments and planning, penetration testing, and compliance reporting assessments and audits. The company specializes in “Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification” (CMMC), the new standard for implementing cybersecurity across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).

Titcombe has been an actively involved in the CMMC compliance framework since its first draft, monitoring and participating in subsequent draft reviews. Peak InfoSec was one of the first CMMC third-party assessor organizations approved in December 2020.

Prior to founding Peak InfoSec, Titcombe held several senior roles in Air Force information technology, including enterprise architect at the Air Force Communications Agency, operations branch chief at the Air Force Network Integration Center, and director of education and mission systems at the US Air Force Academy.Gigit buys cybersecurity firm Peak InfoSecGigit’s acquisition of Peak InfoSec will allow the firm to expand its capabilities in CMMC compliance. Titcombe will join Gigit as chief information security officer, and Peak will become a wholly owned subsidiary.

“From a strategic point of view, this acquisition strongly positions Gigit to serve the Department of Defense space," said David Jacobs, CEO of Gigit. "Matt Titcombe is on the cutting edge of the CMMC DoD requirements, which will soon expand throughout the federal government sector, so we are thrilled to have Matt join us as our CISO. The combination of Peak InfoSec's assets and Matt's talent and intellectual property give us long term stability within the FED community."

Gigit will work with clients to prepare their systems, processes, and people for compliance audits that enable them to sell their products and services to the DoD.

"Merging with Gigit is a natural fit. With the tidal wave of CMMC work coming our way, the Gigit/Peak InfoSec merger will bring more resources to Defense contractors and ready them for Conformity Assessments," said Titcombe. "My transition to Gigit CISO now allows me to focus exclusively on Information Security consulting and formal cybersecurity assessment services."

Gigit more broadly provides services in IT compliance, security testing, incident response forensics, and infrastructure security to clients in healthcare, financial services, retail, and technology. The Boulder-based firm was founded in 2016, and has more than a dozen professionals, according to LinkedIn.