Aon Risk Solutions, the risk management arm of Aon Plc (NYSE: AON), is purchasing cybersecurity management firm Stroz Friedberg Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The deal comes amid daily reports of cyber breaches from politicians, such as Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell, and companies, including the unprecedented breach of 500 million Yahoo user accounts.
Strozz, a New York City-based risk management firm, offers intellectual property protection and provides proactive and reactive services for cyberattacks. As part of the deal, Stroz’s cybersecurity governance and advisory services will be integrated into Aon’s newly formed cyber solutions group, that will be led by Stroz CEO Michael Patsalos-Fox. Those services include: penetration testing, incident response, digital forensics, eDiscovery, and due diligence capabilities.