Consultancy Deloitte has acquired the security monitoring and cyber threat intelligence services provider Vigilant.

To be operated under the brand ‘Vigilant by Deloitte', the deal sees Deloitte strengthen its cyber security capabilities to offer security consulting, managed services and information services that help organisations detect and respond to emerging cyber threats.

The brand will be led by Ed Powers, principal and national leader of Deloitte & Touche's security and privacy practice. He said: “The severity of cyber threats has elevated the profile of security and has increased the complexity of protecting information and critical infrastructure.

“The complementary nature of Deloitte's and Vigilant's businesses will expand our capability to deliver world-class, customised cyber threat management services to our clients.”

Mark Nicholson, Vigilant chief operating officer and co-founder, said: “This is an important opportunity for both organisations. Cyber defence is quickly becoming a top board level and C-suite concern. The breadth and depth of Deloitte's risk advisory services, combined with Vigilant's focus on emerging threats, enables us to better protect our clients' critical business assets.”