F-Secure Acquires Inverse Path

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F-Secure has acquired privately-held company Inverse Path, provider of security services to the avionics, automotive and industrial control sectors.

“As part of our comprehensive portfolio, we offer a vast range of cyber security services, such as red teaming, risk assessments, vulnerability management, incident response and forensics. Inverse Path’s expertise is the perfect fit for our fast growing consultancy business. We’re delighted to have them join our team,” said Jens Thonke, executive vice president, Cyber Security Services at F-Secure.

Inverse Path’s cyber security consultants serve mid-market and Fortune 500 companies.

According to Jyrki Tulokas, F-Secure executive vice president of Corporate Strategy and Development, the acquisition strengthens F-Secure’s position as a provider of high-end cyber security consultancy and managed services. “Inverse Path was one of the first companies to publish research on vehicle security, and it now uses this expertise to help automobile and vehicle telematics manufacturers secure their products,” said Tulokas. “With the acquisition, we reinforce F-Secure’s position as a global cyber security leader with industry renowned talent.”

The acquisition brings Andrea Barisani, founder of Inverse Path, to F-Secure’s team of cyber security consultants, where he will lead Hardware Security.

“In the past ten years, Inverse Path developed a unique set of security consulting skills. This has placed us at the forefront of security research and made us a leader in embedded system security for emerging sectors, such as automotive and avionics,” said Barisani. “We are proud to see our expertise recognised by F-Secure, a company that we have come to deeply respect for attracting exceptional talents with top-notch skills. We look forward to expanding our team. As combined companies, we can develop new capabilities to better serve our existing and future customers.”