Former FBI Cybersecurity Division Official Howard Marshall Joins Accenture Security

ARLINGTON, VA; July 24, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced Howard Marshall has joined the company as the new intelligence director for its cyber threat intelligence services. A recognized cybersecurity expert and strategist, Marshall has served in various leadership positions throughout his more than 20-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
July 24, 2018

Accenture Forms Strategic Alliance and Invests in Data Intelligence Company Ripjar

NEW YORK and LONDON; July 23, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has  formed a strategic alliance with Ripjar, a data intelligence company based in the United Kingdom, and has made a minority investment in Ripjar through Accenture Ventures. The move will expand Accenture Security’s capability in data fusion, automated analytics, and machine learning to help organizations improve the way they tackle global security challenges. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
July 23, 2018

Closer Collaboration Between C-Suite and CISOs Needed to Bridge Gap in Cyber Readiness, Finds Accenture Report

NEW YORK; July 10, 2018 – With the proliferation of more and more sensitive data, expanding connectivity, and the adoption of automated processes, new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that C-suite and IT decision makers need to embrace a different approach to cybersecurity to effectively protect against future cyber risks. While most companies have a chief information security officer (CISO) or assigned cybersecurity to a C-suite executive, such as a chief information officer (CIO), often, these leaders have limited influence on cybersecurity strategy outside their departments. Additionally, nearly half of CISOs acknowledge that their responsibilities for securing the organization are growing faster than their ability to address security issues.
July 10, 2018

Accenture Expands Innovation Hub in Metro Washington, D.C. with Launch of New Cyber Fusion Center

ARLINGTON, Va.; June 20, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has expanded its metro Washington, D.C. innovation hub with the opening today of a new flagship Cyber Fusion Center, located in Arlington’s Rosslyn business district, designed to help organizations apply new techniques and intelligent tools to defend against data breaches and cyberattacks.
June 20, 2018

Top Cybersecurity Expert Anup Ghosh Joins Accenture Security

ARLINGTON, VA; June 13, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the appointment of industry veteran and cybersecurity expert, Dr. Anup Ghosh, as managing director in Accenture Security. In his new role, Ghosh will bring his technology focused background and executive leadership to lead strategic technology investments that help scale Accenture Security’s rapid growth in the managed security services business.
June 13, 2018

New Accenture Study Finds 87 Percent of Focused Cyberattacks are Prevented

NEW YORK; April 16, 2018 – With ransomware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the rise, the average number of focused cyberattacks per organization has more than doubled this year compared to the previous 12 months (232 through January 2018 versus 106 through January 2017). In the face of these growing cyber threats, organizations are demonstrating far more success in detecting and blocking them, according to a new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
April 16, 2018

Accenture Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Incident Response Services

NEW YORK; April 11, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in the recently published “IDC MarketScape: U.S. Incident Readiness, Response, and Resiliency 2018 Vendor Assessment” (Doc #US43588417, March 2018).
 
April 11, 2018

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Inaugural IDC MarketScape on Worldwide Procurement as a Service Report

NEW YORK; March 20, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a leader in capabilities and strategies in the inaugural IDC MarketScape: “Worldwide Procurement as a Service 2018 Vendor Assessment” (doc #US42630617, February 2018) report. According to the IDC MarketScape, capabilities focuses on our current capabilities, and strategies focuses on high-level decisions and underlying assumptions about offerings, customer segments, and business and go-to market plans for the next three to five years.
March 20, 2018

Ping Identity and Accenture Deliver Advanced Identity and Access Management Solution to Help Organizations Easily Secure, Manage and Protect Cloud-Based Applications

DENVER Nov. 8, 2017 – Ping Identity, the leader in identity defined security, today announced it is working with Accenture (NYSE: ACN)  to enable organizations to quickly and efficiently move their business applications and infrastructure to the cloud, while also enhancing security and permission control through advanced identity and access management (IAM) services. 
November 08, 2017

Many Utilities Believe Cyberattacks Could Bring Down the Electric Distribution Grid in the Next Five Years, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK Oct. 4, 2017 – Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of utility executives believe their country faces at least a moderate risk of electricity supply interruption from a cyberattack on electric distribution grids in the next five years. This figure, included in Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) new report, Outsmarting Grid Security Threats, part of the Digitally Enabled Grid research program, rises to 76 percent for North American utilities executives.
October 04, 2017