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Mitie strengthens security intelligence offering with acquisition

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

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

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

Esoteric is the only UK company to be accredited by the National Security Inspectorate for both electronic sweeping and covert investigations and its current customer base includes blue chip companies, government bodies and individuals from around the world.

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

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

Speaking about the acquisition, Jason Towse, Managing Director, Business Services, Mitie, said: “We are delighted to welcome Esoteric into the Mitie Security family. In a changing world, the methods and technology used by adversaries are constantly evolving. Businesses cannot be complacent if they are to stay one step ahead.

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

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