The Chertoff Group


Enabling a more secure world.


We apply our security expertise, technology insights and policy intelligence to help clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth.

The Chertoff Group: A Leader in Security and Risk Management

The Chertoff Group is a global leader in security. Our team of recognized experts helps organizations to manage cyber, physical, regulatory and geopolitical risks. Through our business development practice, we enable our clients to gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth.

Chertoff Capital, the Firm’s investment banking subsidiary, provides M&A advice to companies in the defense technology, government services and cybersecurity markets.

 Together, we enable a more secure world.

The Chertoff Group’s Strategic Advisory Services

The Chertoff Group is a specialized advisory firm that helps organizations achieve their business and security objectives in a complex risk environment. Our team includes recognized experts with a diverse mix of private and public sector security backgrounds. We serve global Fortune 500 enterprises across multiple sectors, as well as small to medium-sized businesses with specialized needs. Our work is grounded in anticipating what is next, applying best practice and demonstrating value.

Our team helps organizations manage cyber, physical, transportation, and geopolitical risks; build resilience; navigate evolving regulatory and compliance requirements; and discover opportunities to win business and create value.

The Chertoff Group’s Unique Approach

The Chertoff Group is one of the only professional services companies in the world to have achieved U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation for its proven Security Risk Management Consulting Methodology. The Chertoff Group developed its proprietary methodology to enable organizations to assess, mitigate and monitor physical and cyber security risks to their people, facilities and technology assets, as well as to the business operations they support.

The Chertoff Group’s Merchant Banking Practice

With a proven track record of advising on nearly $8 billion in closed M&A transactions, The Chertoff Group’s Merchant Banking Practice provides integrated investment banking services and growth capital investments for high-growth, mission-focused companies in the national security, cyber security, and government technology markets.

Investing in Growing Companies

Through our affiliate, MC2 Security Fund, we make growth equity investments in high-growth and high-potential private companies in the homeland and defense sectors. These investments have the potential to accelerate a company’s growth trajectory by providing access to patient, strategic capital from investors who are aligned with the company’s mission.

Global View & Capabilities

  • 360-degree view of security risk
    • Global security risk environment
    • Security & Security Technology business markets & investment opportunities
    • Policy and regulatory engagement
  • Integrated, full life-cycle advisory model
    • Security Risk Management
    • Organic and Inorganic Growth Strategies
    • Transactional Liquidity Events
    • Growth Equity investing

Approach: Operators, Innovators & Security Risk Thought Leaders

  • Proven Security Risk Management Consulting Methodology
    • Demonstrated success in reducing overall security risk
    • Equally-applicable to physical or cyber environments
    • Enables clients to measure and communicate the effectiveness of their risk management programs
  • Pragmatic approach grounded in experience as security operators and policy-makers
  • Can translate security insights into value creation

Our Connectivity

  • Strong, global network of strategic relationships and trusted partners
  • Access to large amounts of growth capital and investor syndicates

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Let's explore ways we can help you manage risk or position for strategic growth.

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