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Case Study

Building a culture of cyber security

A changing world of cyber threats leads Accenture to evolve and mature its defenses to fortify the company’s security posture

Call for change

“To protect the data we are entrusted with, our Information Security organization continues to adapt and optimize its risk resilience, addressing current cyber threats while preparing for new issues tomorrow might bring.”

— KRIS BURKHARDT, Accenture Chief Information Security Officer

When tech meets human ingenuity

A valuable difference

“Protecting our services and data are an absolute top priority and a cornerstone of our client relationships.”

— JO DEBLAERE, Accenture Chief Operating Officer

Employee commitment

99% of all Accenture people are Information Security Advocates.

Secure devices

~1M workstations, servers, wireless access points and mobile devices secured.

Protecting client data

+2K client projects with active CDP plans.

ISO 27701

Maintains certification for data-privacy standards.

CSA Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR)

Awarded, and maintains, the highest Gold-level certification for Accenture-managed cloud infrastructure.


Accenture ranks top among its peers in maintaining a strong defense against threats, as reported by the leading cyber security rating vendors in each risk category.

Meet the team

Kris Burkhardt

Chief Information Security Officer

John Blasi

Lead – Information Security Technology and Operations

Paul Kunas

Lead – Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance

Steve Zutovsky

Lead – Information Security Change and Deployment