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Jacobs Engineering acquires cybersecurity firm

Jacobs Engineering Group has acquired the Van Dyke Technology Group Inc. in a move that adds to Jacobs’ cybersecurity capabilities.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Based in Columbia, Md., Van Dyke is a 180-person cybersecurity company specializing in identity and access management, threat mitigation and other advanced cybersecurity solutions for enterprise networks and cloud-based IT environments.

The acquisition will help Jacobs better serve its public sector clients including the intelligence community and Defense Department.

The acquisition also highlights the importance of security within the new Internet of Things world, as Van Dyke’s solutions will enhance the capability to connect industrial control systems and enable advanced data analytics, Clearsight Advisors said in a release.

Clearsight Advisors served as strategic advisory to the Van Dyke Technology Group.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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