Deloitte has announced the acquisition of the identity and access management firm IM Global.

The move will see IM Global integrated into Deloitte's security team as part of the information and technology risk, practice which consists of over 500 professionals who help organisations deal with complex risk and control issues. It will see 17 specialists joining from IM Global, with three new associate partners - Paul Boichat, Alam Hussain and IM Global managing director Ian McCaw.

Simon Owen, lead partner of Deloitte's information and technology risk practice, said: “Identity and access management is cited as a significant concern by corporates in our recent security survey. Organisations are looking to increase the degree of control they have over who has access to their IT applications and networks. The acquisition of IM Global will significantly boost our existing capabilities.” 

McCaw said: “Deloitte and IM Global have worked together on clients in the past, and with Deloitte's advisory and strategic expertise and the complimentary vendor and technical skills of IM Global we are confident we will form a winning combination in the UK and EMEA market.”