GM Security Technologies bolsters its leadership in cybersecurity and digital risk management...

GM Security Technologies bolsters its leadership in cybersecurity and digital risk management with the acquisition of 1st Secure IT

This acquisition significantly complements the portfolio of products and services offered by GM Security Technologies and allows its expansion into new markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Australia.


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico and CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — GM Security Technologies, a leader in cybersecurity, governance and compliance solutions and services focused on managing digital risk, announces the acquisition of 1st Secure IT, a company specialized in auditing and certification of information security and fraud prevention.

This acquisition boosts the expansion of GM Security Technologies into new markets currently served by 1st Secure IT including United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Australia. With this acquisition, GM Security Technologies adds to its portfolio new technical and commercial talent that will accelerate its expansion in the area of information security, digital risk management, and compliance. It also complements the managed security services offered by GM Security Technologies, allowing organizations to offer remote management of their IT infrastructure and/or end user systems.

1st Secure IT offers highly trained auditors experienced in the areas of information security, risk management, and compliance with certifications such as: CISSP, CISA, CISM, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS. In addition, it is the only company based in Latin America that is authorized to offer specialized services for GARS (VISA INC General Acquirer Risk Standards), VISA INC Pre Paid Issuer Risk Program Audit, Third Party Audit of VISA and Mastercard Inc., as well as Fraud Prevention Consulting and Audits

“With the integration of 1st Secure IT we remain focused on guaranteeing our clients complete security of the data they handle. The merging of both companies consolidates a group of professionals and certified experts who will work as one team to continue offering a high level of commitment in our service to our clients,” affirms Héctor Guillermo Martínez, President of GM Security Technologies.

“We are very excited to join GM Security Technologies to enhance their long and renowned track record by securing information in the payment process. This fusion of competencies creates an unparalleled opportunity combining information security with a leading legacy in secure payment methods,” says Alberto J. España, Managing Partner of 1st Secure IT.

GM Security Technologies has close to 50 years of history and experience as a leading company in the field of Information Technology, Payment System Risk, and Data Security, supported by three state-of-the-art centers for monitoring and response to security incidents, as well as digital risk management (CIRRC).

1st Secure IT was founded in 2010. Based in the United States with offices in Mexico City, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil, it has completed more than 300 PCI-DSS audits in Latin America. It also has more than 5000 clients across the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, Argentina and Australia.

About GM Security Technologies

GM Security Technologies offers innovative solutions and services in cybersecurity, governance, and compliance focused on managing digital risk. Its solutions are designed to detect advanced attacks and respond to them effectively, reducing business risk, fraud, and cybercrime. Founded in 1970 as General Computer Corporation and later as GM Group in the 1990s, GM Security Technologies has an extensive track record and experience in the management of policies and integrated processes of technologies and standards for data protection in payment system risk. Its commitment to the principles of simplicity, innovation and customer success has made them the leading and fastest growing provider of security and technology in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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GM Security Technologies bolsters its leadership in cybersecurity and digital risk management with the acquisition of 1st Secure IT