Mitie strengthens security intelligence offering with acquisition

Mitie has acquired Esoteric Limited, a respected provider of specialist counter espionage services.

The Esoteric security team will be built-into Mitie Security, building on its existing risk consultancy and assurance offering.

With a foundation in technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM), Esoteric specialises in protecting sensitive information proactively, conversations and assets from any threats, espionage or attacks activity. Services supplied by Esoteric include bug sweeping and detection, counter surveillance, and the identification of potential vulnerabilities to build up threat mitigation plans. The business enterprise offers expertise in collecting evidence also, allowing organisations to take any necessary action against theft, fraud, or espionage.

Esoteric may be the only UK company to be accredited by the National Security Inspectorate for both electronic sweeping and covert investigations and its own current customer base includes blue chip companies, specialists and individuals from round the global world.

Following acquisition Mitie will be integrating Esoteric’s services with Mitie’s bespoke Merlin 24/7 software, enabling remote tabs on security risks and sharing of real-time insights and intelligence using its workforce on the floor.

Esoteric Limited’s founder, Emma Shaw, will join Mitie Security and lead its method of intelligence security operations.

Talking about the acquisition, Jason Towse, Managing Director, Business Services, Mitie, said: “We have been delighted to welcome Esoteric in to the Mitie Security family. In a changing world, the techniques and technology utilized by adversaries are evolving constantly. Businesses can’t be complacent if they’re to remain one step ahead.

“By combining Mitie’s industry-leading technology, our existing team of intelligence and analysts specialists, and the a large number of Security Operatives we employ at sites, with Esoteric’s counter surveillance expertise, we are able to offer our clients a thorough security service that protects against emerging threats truly.”

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