J.S. Held acquires cybersecurity firm TBG Security

26 October 2022 Consulting.us 2 min. read

J.S. Held, a global consulting firm, has acquired TBG Security, a Franklin, MA-based cybersecurity firm.

Founded in 2003, TBG provides offensive and defensive cybersecurity consulting services to clients across healthcare, financial services, retail and consumer goods, and business and technology services. The firm’s engineers, risk analysts, and cybersecurity architects advise on compliance solutions, cloud security, vendor risk management, data breach protection, information security, and incident response preparation and support.

TBG has 15 employees, according to LinkedIn.

J.S. Held will roll TBG into its North American global investigations practice.

J.S. Held acquires cybersecurity firm TBG Security

"The addition of Frank and the TBG team strengthens our ability to provide a depth of offensive solutions, as well as defensive response services," said Stephen O'Malley, senior managing director and head of J.S. Held's digital investigations & discovery (DI&D) team. "TBG's work in risk and compliance, internal and external penetration testing, and incident response services has given them a well-deserved, exemplary reputation. We are excited to add this group of experts to our DI&D team."

J.S. Held’s other US acquisitions this year include the February purchase of CFI, a Palatine, IL-based financial services sector risk and compliance consultancy, and the March purchase of Ocean Tomo, a Chicago-headquartered consultancy specializing in intangible assets.

“Since inception, TBG has provided risk management solutions to help our clients minimize uncertainty in an increasingly hostile information environment. By joining forces with J.S. Held, we gain access to new resources and experts from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines that complement our team and core services," said Frank Murphy, co-founder and CEO of TBG Security. "This combination strengthens our ability to provide clients with the cyber security expertise they require domestically and abroad as they seek to minimize risk."

Headquartered in Jericho, NY, J.S. Held has more than 100 offices and a headcount of more than 1,500 employees worldwide. The firm provides specialized technical and forensic advisory services to a wide range of industries, with practice areas including forensic accounting, economics, corporate finance, investigations, construction claims and disputes, and environmental health and safety.