Editorial

Nettitude reveals new branding as LRQA company

Cybersecurity firm unveils new unified identity with LRQA becoming Nettitude, an LRQA company

Posted 16 November 2021 by Christine Horton


Cybersecurity firm Nettitude has unveiled its new unified brand identity with LRQA becoming Nettitude, an LRQA company.

It follows the announcement earlier this year that the Business Assurance and Inspection Services division of Lloyd’s Register (LR) is being sold to funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Bringing together expertise in certification, cybersecurity, inspection, and training, the newly independent LRQA business is focused on helping companies negotiate the changing risk landscape, with an ambition “to lead the digital transformation of the assurance market.”

Said Karen Bolton, CEO of Nettitude: “Today we proudly mark this historic occasion for our organisation by unveiling our unified brand with LRQA. The acquisition by Goldman Sachs Asset Management provides Nettitude with the opportunity to both invest in the development and growth of its world-leading cybersecurity expertise, and to support LRQA’s broader vision to become the leading digitally-enabled assurance provider.”

Paul Butcher, CEO of LRQA said with the industry has an opportunity to embrace a digitally-led future.

“This is why we feel the time is right for LRQA,” he said. “Our technical expertise is widely respected and recognised, we have global scale and a broad service portfolio, we have proven digital assurance capability and, through Nettitude, offer outstanding expertise in cybersecurity.”

“We’re excited to bring a new identity to our market,” added Jeannie Ivanov, LRQA marketing director. “Whether it’s helping them proactively identify and reduce risk; embracing the challenge of building more sustainable businesses; or helping to unlock the potential for data and technology to make supply chains more transparent, LRQA is looking to the future with our clients.”

Lloyd’s Register announced the sale of 100 percent of its Business Assurance & Inspection Services division, including cybersecurity business Nettitude, to Goldman Sachs Asset Management in July 2021. The deal is expected to complete in late 2021, following antitrust and regulatory approvals.