CDW to Expand IT Solutions and Services After Acquiring Sirius
CDW has completed its $2.5 billion acquisition of Sirius Computer Solutions, an integrator of technology-based solutions such as IT strategy, security, digital transformation, cloud and managed services. The acquisition will expand and scale CDW’s services and solutions capabilities and further enhance its ability to solve customers’ increasingly interconnected and complex technology challenges, according to the company.
“The addition of Sirius strengthens our role as the trusted technology advisor to our customers, with the expertise and portfolio breadth, depth and scale to orchestrate complete customer-centric outcomes across the full technology solutions stack and lifecycle,” said CDW President and CEO Christine A. Leahy in a recent press release. “I am confident in our ability to leverage our common values and collective unparalleled expertise to deliver the best customer and partner experiences and create value for CDW shareholders.”
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Sirius’s capabilities include helping a large orthopedic, physical therapy and sports medicine practice with incident response, remediation and strengthening its defenses following a ransomware attack. The attackers compromised privileged accounts using a phishing email to enter the organization’s network. Lateral movement and privilege escalation succeeded in compromising multiple Active Directory domain controllers.
The response team helped the organization recover quickly following the discovery of several unaffected domain controllers. The team ensured that attackers were no longer in the environment, and attack paths were shut down. Sirius deployed Semperis Directory Services Protector to constantly scan and monitor the healthcare organization’s IT environment, looking for AD misconfigurations that attackers could exploit to gain access in the future.
“We have long admired CDW and welcome the opportunity to bring our complementary services and solutions capabilities to serve a broader market of customers as a combined company,” Joe Mertens, Sirius’s president and CEO, said in a press release. “Sirius and CDW share common values and a performance-driven, customer-focused culture.”