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Announcing rebrand and the merger of Chess Cyber Security, Armadillo Sec and Cyberlab Consulting

We are delighted to announce the launch of CyberLab, a specialist cyber security company combining Chess Cyber Security, Armadillo Sec and Cyberlab Consulting into one entity, providing a one-stop shop for all UK business security needs.

Since the acquisition of Foursys in 2017, Chess has been on a journey to becoming a cyber security powerhouse. In 2021, 15 of the UK’s top Penetration Test experts joined the company through the acquisition of Armadillo Sec. In April this year, Chess acquired Cyberlab Consulting, a specialist cyber security consultancy that provides a range of compliance and managed security services, including a cyber security as a service (CSaaS) platform.

As part of the launch CyberLab appoints a new leadership team: Gavin Wood, CEO (former CTO of Chess), Tom Davies, CFO (Group Finance Director of Chess), and Ryan Bradbury, founder of Cyberlab Consulting, stays on as CTO.

David Pollock, founder and chairman comments:
“We are rebranding and merging all our cyber expertise under the CyberLab brand to better reflect our commitment to growing our cyber security business. The new leadership team has the experience and passion to drive the security business, platform, and service into the future.”

Gavin Wood, CyberLab’s CEO, comments:

“It is an opportunity to focus our dedicated cyber team on growth and to deliver the products and services our customers need to stay protected. We are now a one-stop cyber security advisor – from testing, assessment, and discovery to consultancy, delivery, and hardening. The team is equipped with the right technology, knowledge, and expertise to help businesses of all sizes, including large public sector organisations. We will work together with our people and customers to build a business we can all be proud of.”

The company has been awarded Sophos Public Sector Partner of the Year for over ten years, Sophos Mid-Market Partner of the Year 2022, Forescout Commercial Partner of the Year 2019. With over 14 consecutive years in the Top 100 Companies to Work For, based on the same culture, CyberLab will uphold the high standards customers already expect.

CyberLab and Chess have the same shareholders and will work as strategic partners for growth. The rebrand will allow each company to focus on meeting the needs of their distinctive customer bases, eliminate operational complexity. CyberLab can independently pursue its own strategic finance growth partners.