Feb 23 2021

Layer 8 Security Proudly Announces the Acquisition of Houston Consulting

Layer 8 Security, LLC, a cybersecurity and data privacy firm with an international reach, is excited to announce the acquisition of Houston Consulting, effective February 1, 2021. Houston Consulting, a boutique consultancy, provides top-tier expertise in tailoring products and services to address data privacy, risk management, compliance, and cybersecurity needs for its Pharmaceutical and BioPharma clients.

“We’ve had our eye on Houston Consulting for some time” shared Jeffrey Lipson, CEO of Layer 8 Security. “There’s significant synergy between our companies. At Layer 8 Security, our mission is keeping businesses in business, and a primary tenet of our approach is keeping the human factor central in all things. Houston Consulting shares this vision and integrates innovation into short and long-term business strategies. Their clients have seen great gains in security and resiliency by employing these methods of addressing risk and security, and now we can add significantly more tools to the process.”

Both parties will gain by the addition. “One key vertical for both our firms has been life sciences, and together, we can bring new ideas to the fore,” said James Houston, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Houston Consulting. “We’re thrilled to be aligning ourselves with Layer 8 Security and helping to raise the bar. The client portfolio and services mix will be seamless, with enhanced capabilities brought by new, innovative teammates.”

This acquisition hastens Layer 8 Security’s expansion into enterprise accounts, notably with new international clients in The Netherlands.

“With Houston Consulting on board, we gain expertise that affords us the opportunity to work with a greater variety of companies at every level. Houston Consulting has been key in solving new challenges that revolve around cybersecurity and data privacy,” stated Keith Wiley, Layer 8 Security Senior VP of Client Solutions.

About Layer 8 Security

Layer 8 Security is a cybersecurity advisory, consulting, and technical services firm that arms companies with practical strategies. The staff received extensive experience and training from operations serving in the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, and Private Industries. Our team has decades of experience servicing complex, multifaceted Information Security needs in warfare, private industry, and government.