In order to meet growing business needs, Accenture is transforming the way it delivers its own IT solutions by merging DevSecOps into application development, security, infrastructure-as-code, and operations. This enables agility, higher quality, and innovation.
It employs 5,000+ security professionals and has 4 Cyber Fusion Centers across the globe offering direct access to multidisciplinary collaboration and broad range of strategic, transformational and operational security capabilities.
Its platforms and tools has AI/ML capabilities, including the Accenture Cybersecurity Engine used to analyze data across an organization and predict, detect, and eliminate threats. Other platforms in its repository are the Accenture Cyber Defense Platform and the Accenture Velocity Identity Platform.
In the past few years, it has been quietly building its cyber security capabilities through a stream of acquisitions such as Enaxis Consulting (2018), iDefense Security Intelligence Services (2017) and Endgame’s U.S. federal government services business (2017).
Accenture has some of the leading technology vendors in its partnership ecosystem such as Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, and Microsoft. It has a strategic alliance with Microsoft and Avanade to offer powerful incident response and managed security services.
Its R&D team works closely with its Accenture Ventures to identify and collaborate with emerging start-ups. Leading universities in cyber defense partner closely with Accenture Security to co-innovate and provide critical insights to clients.
Investments and Innovation
It established a tech hub in Toronto to expand its co-innovation and apprenticeship program to Canada. It also launched a Cyber Fusion Center in the Rosslyn business district to help organizations apply new techniques and intelligent tools to defend against data breaches and cyberattacks.
To meet the growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals, Accenture will invest USD 500K over the next 12 months in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program, which was launched in January 7, 2019.
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