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Wiesbaden, 28th of June 2024

Top performance confirmed - SITS Deutschland receives consultant seal of excellence

Convincing with expertise in consulting: SITS Deutschland GmbH is one of the best SME consultants in Germany and has therefore been awarded the TOP CONSULTANT Seal 2024. The former German President Christian Wulff handed the trophy over to SITS Deutschland on Friday, the 28th of June, in Weimar. Wulff supports the consultancy competition as a mentor. On behalf of compamedia, the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB) had previously examined how good the participants were at advising their SME clients.

The heart of TOP CONSULTANT is a scientific customer survey: Medium-sized companies that had previously worked with SITS Deutschland were surveyed by the WGMB. The reference customers named by SITS Deutschland stated, for example, whether and to what extent they were satisfied with the consultancy service and whether they would recommend SITS Deutschland to others (further information on the test criteria can be found at www.top-consultant.de/pruefkriterien).

SITS Deutschland is one of the Top Consultants 2024 thanks to its excellent consulting quality. Even before the company was founded in 2020, the Wiesbaden-based consultants had already established a reputation for their expertise in the field of digital transformation, particularly in the areas of IT and information security, data protection and compliance as well as secure working in the cloud. Today, SMEs and public authorities also benefit from the know-how that the consultants gained back then while working with “the big players”. “We have standardized a lot so that we can also provide IT security that meets high legal requirements for medium-sized customers with a limited budget,” explains Ralf Wecke, Director Public, who is delighted to have been awarded the TOP CONSULTANT seal once again. A detailed portrait of SITS Deutschland GmbH can be found on the online portal www.top-consultant.de.

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink, Professor of Management Consulting at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, leads the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB) together with Bianka Knoblach. They decide who is awarded the TOP CONSULTANT seal. At the award ceremony, Professor Fink emphasized that the award is a valuable orientation aid: “The seal, which is essentially based on a customer survey, provides SMEs that are looking for advice with a recommendation as to where SME-related expertise is particularly pronounced.”

Christian Wulff (Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany) & Ralf Wecke (Director Public, SITS Deutschland GmbH) and team

Wiesbaden, 28 June 2024, The companies ADDAG GmbH, Applied Security GmbH, AV-Test GmbH, ESC – Enterprise Security Centre GmbH, it.sec GmbH, and GCL-IT GmbH have successfully merged to form SITS Deutschland GmbH, creating a robust national entity in the cybersecurity sector.

``This merger enables us to offer our customers more customized and comprehensive security solutions from a single source,`` says Maximilian Coqui, CEO of the SITS Group. ``We are excited about the opportunities that the combination of our expertise opens up.``

By consolidating the extensive expertise of the merging companies, SITS Deutschland will provide a wide range of unique cybersecurity solutions tailored to individual customer needs that is unique in Germany. Customers will benefit from an expanded range of services and continued familiar support from their existing contacts. All existing contracts and agreements will remain valid.

Employees benefit from the opportunity for intensive collaboration and optimisation of existing products and services.

Special thanks go to the former Founders and Managing Directors of the companies, who are still active in management roles and whose experience and commitment contributed significantly to the success of the merger. We also extend our gratitude to all employees for their contributions.

``With this merger, we are ideally positioned to further expand our market share, with a strong focus on our customers,`` emphasizes Jens Rüster, CEO of SITS Deutschland GmbH. ``We look forward to leveraging our combined strengths to deliver even better, more customized solutions.``

02.02.2023

With Jens Rüster, the European organization Swiss IT Security Group (SITS Group) appoints an internationally experienced CEO for Germany.

After studying economics, Jens Rüster began his successful career in 1999 at the corporate headquarters of Debis Systemhaus. In 2001, as a member of the Post Merger Integration Team he moved to the new founded T-Systems and quickly gained his first international experience.

After working in various positions within T-Systems in Europe, the former competitive athlete with a great interest in digitalization, customer experience and AI, became a member of the executive board of the System Integration division in 2008. There he took over responsibility for the international business in 16 subsidiaries. After more than 20 successful years at T-Systems, Jens Rüster moved in 2021 to the French IT consulting company Devoteam S.A. Here, as a member of the executive board, he was responsible for the successful development of the global ServiceNow business until he followed the call of Swiss IT Security Group.

“With his proven expertise in the areas of cloud computing, IT service management, IT outsourcing and his international experience, Jens Rüster is the ideal person to join the team in the role of CEO Germany and will continue to drive our successful growth strategy as a problem solver in the area of cybersecurity”.

Dr. Christian Oversohl, CEO of SITS Group AG

Wettingen (CH), Søborg (DK) 12th, December 2022

Swiss IT Security Group (SITS Group) has acquired SecureDevice A/S, a Danish Security-as-a-service specialist. The acquisition further strengthens the portfolio of cyber security services of SITS Group and provides another important milestone in the group’s quest of becoming one of Europe’s leading cyber security service providers to enterprise customers, public institutions, and SMEs. Terms and conditions of the transaction are not disclosed.

SecureDevice’s MDR/SOC solutions (Managed Detection and Response/Security Operations Center), which are continuously monitoring all security-related events in the customers’ networks, are a key element of an effective cyber security posture. The intelligent and automated solutions provide customers the ability to detect threats early and to respond rapidly in an increasingly complex cyber security threat landscape.

Founded in 2004 in Søborg (Denmark), SecureDevice provides state-of-the-art security services to large companies in the private and public sector. SecureDevice’s service offering is based on a strong internal technological platform, partnerships with globally leading cybersecurity vendors, like IBM Security, Microsoft, Cisco and others, and a team of highly qualified cyber security specialists.

“We are very pleased to join Swiss IT Security Group and to have found an experienced and reliable partner for sustainable growth respecting our company culture and DNA. To develop and scale our solutions across Europe, SITS Group is the right partner to jointly offer a comprehensive cyber security portfolio to our customers.”

Michael Albek, founder and CEO

“SecureDevice with its powerful and scalable services in the MDR/SOC market and a strong delivery platform further strengthens our position as one of Europe’s leading IT security services companies. From now on we can offer our customers a nearly complete portfolio of IT security services. At the same time, SecureDevice customers can profit from access to an even increased service portfolio in the areas of protection, detection, and defense.”

Dr. Christian Oversohl, CEO of SITS Group

About SecureDevice

SecureDevice A/S is a Danish IT security business. Their core business is consultancy advice on, and delivery of, market-leading IT security solutions for Scandinavia’s top enterprises. SecureDevice considers it to be particularly important that their employees have deep technical insight and broad experience of implementing IT security solutions in different IT environments at some of Scandinavia’s most security conscious companies. Their consultants are familiar with all details of the delivered solutions and are highly experienced in matters of IT security.

About Swiss IT Security Group AG

The Swiss IT Security Group, headquartered in Wettingen (Switzerland), offers its customers comprehensive security services and solutions. With 600+ employees, the company combines the know-how, resources, and services of a top-class IT security provider into a comprehensive service provider and offers its customers overall IT security concepts based on the aspects of protection, detection, and defense with the help of innovative solutions and technologies.

September 8, 2022

Dr Carsten Voigt has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Swiss IT Security Group AG with effect from 07 September 2022.

Carsten Voigt, who holds a doctorate in physics, is a proven expert in information technology and has many years of experience in the field of digitalisation and information security. Thanks to his more than 20 years of practical experience in management positions at companies such as Sapient, Telekom and most recently as Senior Vice President at Giesecke & Devrient, Dr Carsten Voigt has extensive skills to successfully lead the Swiss IT Security Group operationally as CIO. With his proven expertise, he will drive the Group’s innovation management and identify and develop potential for improvement.
“We are convinced that in Dr Carsten Voigt we have found a highly qualified CIO for the diverse challenges in IT management. With his broad-based expertise, he will advance the further development of Swiss IT Security Group into one of the leading European cybersecurity companies,”.

Dr. Christian Oversohl, CEO of SITS Group

Wettingen (Switzerland), August 25, 2022

Mit sofortiger Wirkung wurde Frau Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert in den Verwaltungsrat der Swiss IT Security Group berufen.

Die promovierte und habilitierte Informatikerin ist Leiterin des Lehrstuhls für „Sicherheit in der Informatik“ an der Technischen Universität München sowie Leiterin des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Angewandte und Integrierte Sicherheit (AISEC) in Garching bei München. Daneben ist sie unter anderem Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats der Bundesdruckerei, der Trumpf GmbH und der BWI GmbH.

Als Mitglied wichtiger wissenschaftlicher und industrieller Gremien berät sie Unternehmen, Wirtschaftsverbände sowie Ministerien auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene bei der Entwicklung von Forschungsstrategien und der Umsetzung von Sicherheitskonzepten.

Ihre Leistungen wurden unter anderem mit den Auszeichnungen „Deutschlands Digitale Köpfe“ des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung sowie 2021 mit dem Bayerischen Verdienstorden gewürdigt.

“As an internationally renowned and excellently connected cyber security expert, Prof. Dr. Eckert will be able to play a key role in shaping the Group’s further development into one of Europe’s leading cyber security companies”.

Jürgen Rottler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SITS Group

Wettingen (Switzerland) May 17,  2022

Dr Michael Gorriz has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Swiss IT Security Holding AG (SITS Holding) with immediate effect.

The physicist with a doctorate in laser technology was the global CIO of Daimler AG in Stuttgart for many years and then of Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. In addition to extensive and international management experience, Michael Gorriz brings over 20 years of leadership expertise in the field of digitalisation and information security. In support of these overarching goals, he has driven the secure migration and operation of essential financial systems in the cloud.

“With Michael Gorriz, we are gaining an internationally renowned CIO for the Board of Directors who, with his broad know-how, can provide us with important impulses from the customer’s point of view in the further development of Swiss IT Security Group into one of the leading European cybersecurity companies,” says Jürgen Rottler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss IT Security Holding.

As of May 2022, the companies Pallas and Dunkel will be merged into Swiss IT Security-Deutschland GmbH. The thus strengthened Swiss IT Security Deutschland GmbH (SITS D) thus also bundles the know-how of its subsidiaries Pallas and Dunkel into holistic solutions and services for the benefit of the customers of all companies. From the merger, SITS D gains extensive additional service areas and the expertise of the two subsidiaries in addition to the previous business areas of Secure Digitisation, Private & Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Transformation, Managed Services & Out-Tasking and Managed Secure Workplace, and henceforth combines them under one roof.

With the integration of Pallas and Dunkel, SITS D now has the combined services of highly qualified employees and the following additional offerings: Cloud Storage, Managed Security Services, Outsourcing & Hosting, Virtual Data Centres, Secure Email and S3 Storage. In combination with the range of services offered by SITS D, a significantly more comprehensive range of services from a single source is now available to our customers. They benefit from a single point of contact that plans, implements and operates holistic solutions and services in the area of digital transformation, productivity, security, compliance and governance on-premises as well as in the cloud.

The management of SITS D, consisting of Ralf Wecke and Ralf Christ, was joined by Stephan Sachweh in January 2022. With the merger, SITS D secures the jobs of the three companies in the long term and provides its approximately 120 employees with additional perspectives as well as the opportunity for intensive cooperation and optimisation of existing products. Customers and partners will continue to benefit from the support of their usual contact persons. In doing so, Swiss IT Security Deutschland continues to successfully rely on long-standing and established partnerships with leading solution providers, which certify SITS D’s highest partner status as well as extensive certifications.

Wettingen (Switzerland) January 12, 2022

Christian Oversohl appointed as new CEO of Swiss IT Security Group AG

Effective January 15, 2022, Dr. Christian Oversohl will be appointed as the new CEO of Swiss IT Security Group AG (SITS Group). He assumes the role from Philipp Stebler as part of a planned succession. Stebler founded the company in 2017 and continues to support it as an investor and member of the Board of Directors.

Christian Oversohl brings more than 25 years of top management experience in leading global digital consulting and technology services companies, including 17 years as Managing Director and Senior Vice President at Publicis Sapient and several years as Member of the Board at Allgeier Connect AG. International acquisitive and organic growth, a deep understanding of digital transformation and fast changing markets as well as building strong teams and supportive organizational structures are among his major strengths.

„Christian Oversohl combines all the requirements and experiences we need to grow Swiss IT Security Group into one of Europe’s leading cyber security companies in the coming years,” says Jürgen Rottler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SITS Group. “The combination of many years of extremely successful international top management experience and deep industry expertise makes him an ideal fit for the position of our CEO.“

Frankfurt (Germany) / Wettingen (Switzerland) October 21, 2021

Media Release

As of today, the partnership between Triton Fund V, advised by Triton, and Swiss IT Security Group (SITS Group) is official. Following the fulfilment of all closing conditions, the change of ownership from Ufenau V German Asset Light SLP, a fund exclusively advised by Ufenau Capital Partners, to the new investor Triton has thus been completed. Terms and conditions of the transaction are not disclosed.

Founded in 2017, the SITS Group is one of the leading European providers of IT security services. The portfolio includes strategic cybersecurity consulting and implementation support, managed security services and software solutions. The company is active across industrial sectors and supports corporations, SMEs as well as public institutions in protecting their IT infrastructure and combating cybercrime. The Swiss IT Security Group currently employs a permanent staff of over 500 experts in 19 offices in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Triton, the new owner of the SITS Group, primarily invests in medium-sized companies that have the potential to grow continuously over economic cycles and places great value on working in partnership with the management team as well as the employees. With the Swiss IT Security Group, they are adding a uniquely positioned company to their portfolio that is characterised by its focus on growth markets as well as leading expertise coupled with absolute customer orientation.

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