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Chess acquires CyberLab, a specialist cyber security consultancy that provides a range of compliance and managed security services

Leading technology provider Chess announce the acquisition of the highly accredited cyber security-as-a-service (CSaaS) provider CyberLab.

Chess Cyber Security serves over 1000 of the UK blue-chip enterprise businesses, government departments, and household names.

With this recent acquisition, Chess becomes a one-stop cyber security advisor - from testing, assessment, discovery to consultancy, delivery and hardening. The Chess team is equipped with the right technology, knowledge and expertise to help businesses of all sizes, including large public sector organisations.

CyberLab offers innovative security-as-a-service (CSaaS), combining consultancy and technology to deliver the most robust solution for managing cyber security. Their holistic service provides those all-important elements in one easy-to-use online portal. Having a complete oversight of your security posture has never been simpler. Identify people’s individual security blind spots and automate the fix with tailored-made training programmes. Everything you need to manage your cyber security can now be found in one place – CyberLab.

Cyberlab is an IASME certification body for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus as well as the Cyber Assurance standard.


Since the acquisition of Foursys in 2017, Chess has been on a journey to becoming a cyber security powerhouse. In 2021, 15 of the UK’s top Penetration Test experts joined the company through the acquisition of Armadillo Sec.

Chess has been awarded Sophos Public Sector Partner of the Year for over ten years, Sophos Mid-Market Partner of the Year 2022, Forescout Commercial Partner of the Year 2019 and, more importantly for the new CyberLab people, Chess has over 14 consecutive years in the Top 100 Companies to Work For.

David Pollock, Chess Founder and Executive Chairman, commented:

“Cyber security is critical for our customers and businesses around the world. At our cyber security conference in April, we heard from our leading partners and experts how cyber threats, hackers and ransomware attacks are becoming more proficient and prolific. Business leaders need to make informed decisions about securing their data. CyberLab’s expertise and technology further strengthen our capability to deliver end-to-end services to all of our customers. We’re working on providing free access to the CyberLab portal, so stay tuned for further announcements.”

Ryan Bradbury, Director and founder of CyberLab, said about the acquisition:

“We are delighted to be joining Chess and helping their wide selection of customers manage their cyber security posture and reduce risk. Being part of a larger business has many benefits and opens new growth opportunities to our team”

Elena Doncheva

Elena Doncheva

Elena Doncheva, Head of Marketing at Chess, joined the organisation after finishing her International Business and Management postgraduate degree at Alliance Manchester Business School. With B2C and B2B experience, she sees marketing as a key driver for business growth. Together with her team, Elena is responsible for demand generation, brand building and PR. 

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