LEET Security acquired by Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute Completes Acquisition of LEET Security to Deliver Comprehensive Cyber Security Rating System


Today, LEET Security announced it has been acquired by Uptime Institute, the Global Digital Infrastructure Authority. This follows a major equity investment made in early 2022 into Uptime Institute by Dominus Capital, L.P. a leading New York City based private equity firm specializing in investing in companies that have significant long-term potential for growth.

Uptime Institute is the Global Digital Infrastructure Authority. For over 25 years, the company has established industry-leading benchmarks for data center performance, resilience, sustainability, and efficiency, which provide customers assurance that their digital infrastructure can perform across a wide array of operating conditions at a level consistent with their business needs. Uptime’s Tier Standard is the IT industry’s most trusted and adopted global standard for the design, construction, and operation of data centers – the backbone of the digital economy. Its Tier Standard and Certifications, Assessments, Intelligence research services, and accredited training courses (now including the recently acquired Cnet Training, Ltd of the UK) have been completed by over 100,000 data center professionals. Uptime professionals have helped thousands of companies in over 100 countries to optimize critical IT assets while managing costs, resources, and efficiency. Uptime has awarded over 3.000 unique certifications and awards and has over 800 active projects currently around the world. Uptime Institute is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in London, Sao Paulo, Dubai, KSA, Singapore, and Taipei --and now Madrid --and has full time, dedicated staff in 27 countries on five continents.

Joining Uptime Institute will afford us the resources to accelerate our development and continue to lead the way in the field of cyber security ratings while providing an additional set of tools, services and solutions with the depth and breadth required to meet our customers’ changing requirements. The availability of a single, integrated portfolio of services from both companies will provide the most comprehensive tools globally for the assessment of operational risks in the design, management, and operation of digital infrastructures.

Of great importance and particularly noteworthy to our customers, is Uptime Institute "Standardized Comprehensive Infrastructure Risk Assessment for Financial Sector Institutions" (SCIRA-FSI). This assessment has been specially designed to help in complying with the sectoral regulations of the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the recently published DORA regulation. The SCIRA-FSI assessment complements the PINAKES platform, developed by LEET Security and managed by the Interbank Cooperation Center (CCI) to serve financial institutions operating in Spain.

LEET Security will continue to update and perform evaluations with our rating methodology, which has been very useful for the suppliers as a means to accredit the level of security of their services to their clients. The entities under the scope of the NIS2 directive can rely on LEET’s rating to demonstrate, to the competent authorities, their compliance with security requirements, and to the management bodies the obligation to control its implementation.

As part of agreement, I am also delighted to confirm I will continue to lead LEET Security, reporting to Martin V. McCarthy, chief executive officer, Uptime Institute. I am also pleased that Alfonso Pastor will continue to lead our commercial relationships with existing and customers, championing the combined value proposition and spearheading our customer advocacy activities.

Our primary focus will continue to be the satisfaction of our customers, and we are fully committed to building cyber security services that meet and exceed our customer requirements . We have exciting updates and developments planned for the coming weeks, and we look forward to sharing these advancements with you on a regular basis. In the meantime, pls take a look at our press announcement made today.

We are confident that our clients will recognize tremendous advantages in this new alliance of talented teams, market-leading services, global reach, and our shared goal of helping organizations around the world provide and access to the resilient, available, sustainable, and secure digital infrastructure required for mission critical business applications and services.

Antonio Ramos

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