Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade Expand Strategic Alliance to Offer Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions

NEW YORK and REDMOND, Wash.; Sept. 26, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Avanade are collaborating through a multi-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to develop, integrate and bring to market enhanced cyber defense solutions to help clients better detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats. The collaboration extends the companies’ longstanding strategic relationship, which began in 2000.
 
September 26, 2017

Accenture and Ponemon Institute Report: Cyber Crime Drains $11.7 Million Per Business Annually, Up 62 Percent in Five Years

NEW YORK; Sept. 26, 2017 – Costly cyber attacks are having a significant and growing financial impact on businesses worldwide. According to new research published today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Ponemon Institute, in 2017 the average cost of cyber crime globally climbed to $11.7 million per organization, a 23 percent increase from $9.5 million reported in 2016, and represents a staggering 62 percent increase in the last five years. In comparison, companies in the United States incurred the highest total average cost at $21.22 million while Germany experienced the most significant increase in total cyber crime costs from $7.84 million to $11.15 million. This surge follows a recent string of infamous malware attacks including WannaCry and Petya, which cost several global firms hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenues.
September 26, 2017

Accenture Recognized as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Finance and Accounting BPO Services

NEW YORK; July 27, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Finance and Accounting BPO Services 2017 Vendor Assessment. 
July 27, 2017

Accenture Security Report Identifies Top Cyber Threats of 2017

ARLINGTON, VA; July 25, 2017 – With recent large-scale cyber attacks signaling a growing front in destructive threats and business impact, a new midyear report from iDefense, part of Accenture Security, reveals how threat actors are continuing to evolve their ability to avoid detection. Based on in-depth analysis, the report anticipates a growth in the number of threat actors who are rapidly expanding their capabilities due to factors such as the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools and exploits.
July 25, 2017

Accenture Achieves Lead Innovation Position in 'Winner’s Circle' of HfS Research’s 2017 Managed Security Services Report

NEW YORK; May 17, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the "Winner’s Circle" and ranked as the leader in innovation in the inaugural HfS Research’s 2017 Managed Security Services report. The report recognizes Accenture for industry focus, global capabilities and depth of major Managed Security Service areas among other category rankings. 
May 17, 2017

Educational Testing Service Wins CSO50 Award for Powerful New Software Vulnerability Testing Program Developed by Accenture

NEW YORK; May 4, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced today that a software vulnerability testing program it developed for Educational Testing Service (ETS) –  the world's largest private nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization – has received a 2017 CSO50 Award from publisher IDG's CSO. ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in over 180 countries across 9,000 locations worldwide.
May 04, 2017

Accenture Report: Banks Confident in Cybersecurity Capabilities But Lack of Real-World Testing Leaves Gaps in Their Defense

NEW YORK; Apr. 19, 2017 – Many senior bank executives are confident about their cybersecurity strategy, yet a lack of comprehensive, practical testing is leaving gaps in their defense, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). 
April 19, 2017

Most US Citizens Want Government Agencies to Strengthen Cyber Defense Mechanisms to Protect their Digital Data, Accenture Research Finds

WASHINGTON D.C.; Apr. 10, 2017 – More than three-quarters of U.S. citizens (79 percent) are concerned about the privacy and security of their personal digital data, and almost two-thirds (63 percent) say they would feel more confident if the government agencies and service providers with which they interact had stronger data-privacy and security policies, according to results of an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey of nearly 3,500 U.S. citizens. 
April 10, 2017

Accenture Report: Oil and Gas Companies’ Cybersecurity Strategies Are Evolving, But Monitoring and Responding Quickly to Cyberattacks Remains a Challenge

HOUSTON; Apr. 6, 2017 – Lacking enterprise-wide cyber analytics technology to monitor for cyberattacks, most oil and gas companies are not fully aware of when or even how cyberattacks might affect them, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). 
April 06, 2017

Accenture Completes Acquisition of iDefense Security Intelligence Services, Expands Ability to Provide Clients with Faster, More Complete Threat Intelligence

ARLINGTON, VA; Apr.3, 2017 – In a move to provide clients with better and more comprehensive threat intelligence, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of the iDefense Security Intelligence Services business from VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN). iDefense is one of the world’s first and most prolific cyber threat intelligence businesses with proven capabilities in making its intelligence both timely and actionable for clients.
April 03, 2017