Industrial Control System Cybersecurity


Securing core operations has never been more important than it is today

Changing business models, increased cost pressures and new regulatory requirements are accelerating the need for operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) convergence. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enables unprecedented levels of real-time connectivity, visibility and control across core operations – while dramatically increasing cybersecurity risk.

Conventional security is not enough to protect against proliferating cyber threats to both OT and IT systems. Industrial control systems (ICS) on OT networks have different operational requirements that impact the ability to adapt and respond to new cybersecurity threats – and open up new avenues for cyberattack. ICS cybersecurity strategies are specifically designed with asset and operational requirements in mind to protect critical processes without negatively impacting efficiency, productivity and safety.

Digital is Flattening the Traditional OT/IT Hierarchy - and Introducing New Cyber Risk


What we do

Ensure safe & secure operations by building & maintaining cyber resilience

Accenture uses OT-specific strategies, tools and technology solutions to help companies in asset intensive industries protect their business critical systems. Our experienced security practitioners work with companies to develop and implement comprehensive cybersecurity strategies and programs that are tailored to the unique requirements of ICS networks.


You can’t protect what you don’t know. We work with companies in various states of maturity to assess their systems, processes, procedures and policies to identify and address any gaps or vulnerabilities without negatively impacting the safety or productivity of operating assets. Services include:

  • ICS Security Governance & Strategy Assessment
  • ICS Cyber Security Capability Maturity Assessment
  • Site Security Risk Assessment
  • ICS Industry Standards Gap Assessment
  • ICS Network Architecture Assessment and Design
  • ICS Asset Management


Defend from the inside out. We provide deep expertise and advanced security capabilities to deliver integrated security solutions across the ICS environment. Using proprietary tools and proven deployment methodologies, we deploy cost-effective, comprehensive security solutions that help reduce risk, satisfy regulatory requirements and improve efficiency of security operations.

  • ICS Security Controls Design & Implementation

Detect, Respond & Recover

It’s not if; it’s when. Accenture’s proprietary tools and processes help companies identify, respond to, and recover from cybersecurity incidents quickly and effectively in order to minimize business impacts.

  • Managed Cyber Defense
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Threat Intelligence
    • Security Monitoring, including intrusion detection
    • Cyber Threat Analytics
  • Incident Response
    • Incident Response Managed Services, including Response Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
    • Breach Assessments and Threat Hunting
    • Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning
  • Critical Infrastructure Security Testing Services
    • Penetration Testing & Attack Simulation
    • Advanced Adversary Simulation
  • Vulnerability & Configuration Assessment

What we think

Expert perspectives born of industry experience

Who we are

In today’s connected and digital world, ICS cybersecurity is key to protecting your organization from the ground up. Our team of ICS cybersecurity experts leverages the expertise of 4000+ security practitioners and 1000+ plant operation professionals worldwide, including CSSA and GICSP certified and trained specialists.

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  • Security doesn’t end at the edge of the corporate network. It includes both operational technology and back office systems.
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Luis Luque

Managing Director,
Accenture Security – ICS Cybersecurity Lead
Global / North America
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Samuel Linares

Managing Director,
Accenture Security – ICS Cybersecurity Lead
Europe and Latin America
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Gisele Widdershoven

Managing Director,
Global Industry X.0 Cybersecurity Lead

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