Nineteen Group acquires SASIG

Nineteen Group acquires Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG)

Nineteen Group has acquired The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG), a networking and thought leadership forum for the cyber security industry.

SASIG has created a strong networking community for cybersecurity professionals. It supports the development of the industry through a series of physical events, webinars and skills festivals. SASIG provides an environment where cyber security practitioners can gather and exchange knowledge on critical cyber security issues.

Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Group, said: “SASIG is an exciting addition to the Nineteen family. From the moment we met, we were immediately struck by the synergy that SASIG and our own International Cyber Expo would have if partnered together. Their range of year-round events aligned with unrivalled industry reach will help place the new offering at the forefront of the industry. We are delighted to welcome them to the business.”

Rachael Shattock, group event director at Nineteen Group, said: “SASIG holds a distinguished position amongst senior leaders within the cyber security industry. Their events, including Big SASIG, will greatly complement our own cyber portfolio, so we can’t wait to start integrating the two businesses. Watch this space!”

Martin Smith, founder and chairman of SASIG, said: “For years now I have been searching for a suitable home for SASIG, to ensure its longevity and to increase its reach and influence. With Nineteen Group, I have at last found the perfect partner and the wait was worth it. Nineteen’s ethos, culture and portfolio are completely aligned with SASIG. Together, we really can be greater than our parts. I cannot wait to throw myself wholeheartedly and with renewed energy into this new phase of SASIG’s evolution – be assured, everyone, reports of my impending retirement remain highly exaggerated!”