The Chertoff Group


To enable 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.

What We Do

An internationally recognized leader in security and risk management advisory services, The Chertoff Group applies our unmatched industry insights around security technology, global threats, strategy and public policy to enable a more secure world. We start from the proposition that there is no such thing as risk elimination, and we help clients understand the fundamentals of security risk management and how to communicate security effectiveness. Our clients use these insights to build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth.

The Chertoff Group brings a highly differentiated approach of delivering security risk management advice based on our unique understanding of the security marketplace.

Through our Strategic Advisory Services, we help clients understand the implications of changes in security risk, technology and policy to inform business strategy. Our trusted approach, proven methodology and deep understanding of security effectiveness enables clients to reduce cyber and physical risk, protect critical assets and position their enterprise for growth. The Chertoff Group is one of the only professional services companies in the world to have achieved SAFETY Act designation across all industries for its Security Risk Management Consulting Methodology.

This same unique perspective on the security market also informs the advice we provide to organizations with security-related products or services. Specifically, we help these companies execute organic and non-organic growth strategies, achieve targeted business development objectives and position themselves for competitive advantage in the marketplace.

With a distinguished 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. Within this specialized sector focus, The Chertoff Group, through its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, offers M&A advisory services including sell-side and buy-side advisory services, as well as related strategic advisory services to complement a client’s growth plan. The Chertoff Group, utilizing customized investment vehicles, makes growth equity investments in high-growth and high-potential private companies in the cybersecurity and homeland defense sectors. This investment has the potential to accelerate a company’s growth by providing it access to patient, strategic capital from investors who are aligned with the company’s mission.

Through a shared appreciation for risk management, The Chertoff Group helps clients build a stronger understanding of the changing nature of risk and how to create more resilient organizations, build competitive advantage and inform public policy to enable more secure environments.

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

Let's Talk.

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

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