Accenture Completes Acquisition of Security Company Arismore, Expanding Identity and Access Management Capabilities Across Europe

PARIS, FRANCE; Apr. 3, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Arismore, a privately held company in France that specializes in providing security services, including identity and access management (IAM), as well as enterprise architecture, change management and related training services. The acquisition, first announced on December 19, 2016, brings to Accenture complementary security solutions and services, a strong client base and a talented team of 270 highly skilled security and enterprise architecture professionals. 
April 03, 2017

One in Four US Consumers Have Had Their Healthcare Data Breached, Accenture Survey Reveals

ORLANDO, Fla.; Feb.20, 2017 – One in four U.S. consumers (26 percent) have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, according to results of a survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) released today at HIMSS2017 in Orlando.
February 20, 2017

Accenture Security Index: A Majority of Global Organizations Struggle to Identify and Fully Protect Mission Critical Assets from Cyberattacks

NEW YORK; Feb. 16, 2017 – With the frequency and scope of serious cyberattacks on the rise, nearly three quarters of organizations (73 percent) globally cannot identify and fully protect their corporate high-value assets and processes, finds a new analysis from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). According to the newly released Accenture Security Index, only one in three organizations (34 percent) have the ability needed to monitor for threats to critical parts of their business.
February 16, 2017

Accenture To Acquire iDefense Security Intelligence Services, a Cyber Threat Intelligence Business

ARLINGTON, VA; Feb. 9, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire the iDefense Security Intelligence Services business from VeriSign, Inc. iDefense, one of the world’s first and most prolific cyber threat intelligence businesses, has proven capabilities in cyber intelligence related to vulnerabilities, malicious code and global threats to organizations. iDefense’s next generation intelligence platform specializes in delivering faster access to relevant, timely and actionable security intelligence, enabling organizations to make smarter security decisions and defend against new and evolving threats. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Completion of the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. 
February 09, 2017

Accenture to Expand Proactive Cybersecurity Defense Services Capabilities with Acquisition of Endgame Federal Services Business

ARLINGTON, Va.; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. federal government services business of Endgame Inc., a privately held endpoint detection and response (EDR) cybersecurity software company based in Arlington, VA. Endgame’s federal government services business, which will become part of Accenture Federal Services, specializes in proactive cyber defense, hunt-as-a-service capabilities, red teaming and cyber operations.
February 08, 2017

Former U.S. Treasury Official Valerie Abend Joins Accenture Security

ARLINGTON, VA; Feb. 2, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that Valerie Abend has joined the company as managing director, Accenture Security - Financial Services, North America. Ms. Abend brings to Accenture extensive expertise deploying cyber risk management and mitigation strategies to counter the wide spectrum of threats facing the financial services industry.  
February 02, 2017

New Report Finds Insider Corporate Data Theft and Malware Infections Among Biggest Threat to Digital Business in 2016

NEW YORK; June 27, 2016 – Insider data theft and malware attacks top the list of the most significant concerns for enterprise security executives, a new report from Accenture and HfS Research reveals. Of those surveyed, a majority (69 percent) of respondents experienced an attempted or successful theft or corruption of data by insiders during the prior 12 months, with media and technology organizations reporting the highest rate (77 percent). This insider risk will continue to be an issue, with security professionals’ concerns over insider theft of corporate information alone rising by nearly two-thirds over the coming 12 to 18 months. Additionally, the research shows that a budget shortage for hiring cybersecurity talent and well-trained employees is hindering the ability of organizations to properly defend themselves against these attacks. 
June 27, 2016

Accenture Acquires Maglan, Expands Security Services in Israel

NEW YORK; June 20, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced today it has acquired Maglan, a privately-held Israeli cybersecurity company specializing in offensive cyber simulation, vulnerability countermeasures, cyber forensics and malware defenses, and IT security research and development with a focus on threat intelligence. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
June 20, 2016

Accenture Opens Doors to Cybersecurity R&D Lab in Israel to Advance Security Innovations

HERZLIYA, Israel; June 20, 2016 – Accenture’s new Cybersecurity R&D Lab in Israel officially opened its doors today, marking another key milestone in the company’s cybersecurity expansion and leadership. The Accenture Lab will focus on unique cybersecurity R&D projects in advanced threat intelligence, active defense and Industrial Internet of Things security by applying the latest developments in artificial intelligence, blockchain and advanced analytics from across Accenture’s global network of labs and innovation centers. 
June 20, 2016

Renowned Cybersecurity Expert Kelly Bissell to Lead Accenture Security

NEW YORK; June 20, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced Kelly Bissell is joining the company to lead Accenture Security. Bissell brings more than 25 years of security industry experience to Accenture and specializes in breach incident response, identity management, privacy and data protection, secure software development and cyber risk management. In his new role, Bissell will run Accenture’s security business, which spans strategic consulting, proactive risk management and digital identity to cyber defense, response and remediation services and managed security services – across all industries.
June 20, 2016