Software Provider Ontic Acquires SIGMA Threat Management Associates
As part of the acquisition, SIGMA Founder and CEO Dr. Randazzo becomes executive director for the Ontic Center of Excellence.
AUSTIN, Texas — Protective intelligence software provider Ontic announces the acquisition of SIGMA Threat Management Associates for undisclosed terms.
The acquisition is said to build on the companies’ successful partnership integrating SIGMA’s threat assessment protocols with Ontic’s protective intelligence technology platform, while enhancing the ability to scale Fortune 500 business, education and government offerings.
“Through our partnership with SIGMA in the past year we have created a more robust, end-to-end Ontic platform — one that physical security professionals need as social and political issues continue to fuel threats and disruptions that span companies, communities and educational institutions,” says Lukas Quanstrom, CEO of Ontic. “Bringing SIGMA into the Ontic family is a powerful advancement towards creating a holistic industry standard that marries protective intelligence with effective investigative strategies that strengthen organizational continuity.”
Founded by CEO Dr. Marisa Randazzo, a subject matter expert on targeted violence, threat assessment and protective intelligence investigations for the prevention of school shootings, workplace violence and other targeted attacks, SIGMA provides threat assessment and violence prevention services to businesses, educational and community institutions, security professionals and prominent individuals and family offices.
The SIGMA Workplace Threat Assessment module is said to help professionals in human resources, corporate security, executive protection and employee assistance programs to evaluate and address threatening behavior and reduce the risk of workplace violence.
“Our shared vision of charting a course for a new security standard through the combination of protective intelligence and threat assessment is what makes [the acquisition] exciting for the entire SIGMA team and industry,” Randazzo says. “It has never been more important for professionals in corporate security, human resources, executive protection, and security teams to have a unified platform for data, tools, strategy and case management to help keep their organizations safe.”
As part of the acquisition, Randazzo becomes executive director for the Ontic Center of Excellence, reporting to Tom Kopecky, chief strategy officer. The Center of Excellence will collaborate with the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence, which is helmed by counterterrorism expert, former special agent and New York Times best-selling author Fred Burton.
Randazzo and her team will manage strategic consulting and services to support Ontic clients in developing threat assessment protocols that help them coordinate their protective intelligence programs.
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