Alacrinet Consulting Services, LLC announced the expansion of its cybersecurity portfolio, which includes security research and development along with its existing security solutions and services. The company aims to integrate its existing cybersecurity expertise with hands-on technical analysis to offer industry-leading cybersecurity services after acquiring Chamber’s Key and its team of skilled researchers and penetration testers.

“We’ve seen a tremendous response to the penetration testing services we launched last year and want to take it to the next level with in-house research and development,” says Brian Bouchard, President and CEO of Alacrinet. “The knowledge and skills that the Chamber’s Key team brings, combined with our expertise in implementing and managing the leading security solutions, brings a lot of added value to our clients.”

After the acquisition, the company has launched the Alacrinet Security Labs. This part will be dedicated to researching new Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) and publish findings with the details to remediate and mitigate risks.

According to Mike Pena, CEO of Chamber’s Key and now VP of Penetration Testing at Alacrinet, “Alacrinet Security Labs will take a customer-focused approach to security research. This acquisition aligns our common goal of creating a premier client-focused penetration testing research firm where the client experience is just as important as the reporting.”

In the coming months, the company plans to build a team of highly skilled researchers. To which company added, “As we grow the team, we’re also looking to implement a training course to certify the skill level and experience of our penetration testers. In conjunction with their technical certifications, our training course will provide penetration testers with best practices and processes that connect their testing with the business goals and security solutions.”