April 12, 2016
Short on security professionals? Tap into our Cyber Fusion Centers.
By: Keith Lippiatt

According to a January 2016 Forbes story, there are currently one million global cyber security job openings. At the same time, the cost of cyber crimes is projected to be $2 trillion by 2019. That is up from $500 billion in 2015, according to a February 2016 article in Forbes.

Organizations that lack skilled resources are understandably overwhelmed. Their thinly-staffed security teams struggle to evaluate the myriad of security solutions available and they are so busy playing “catch-up” that they are unable to dedicate resources to innovation and growth.

That’s where we come in. Under one roof, we’ve created a state-of-the-art hub where our clients can strengthen their security approaches. The Accenture Cyber Fusion Centers in Bengaluru provides our clients with continuous access to highly-skilled security expertise. Here, clients can tap into robust, full-scale managed security services and see firsthand how we deliver world-class security solutions on demand, at full speed and at a global scale.

Dedicated to client visits and inter-disciplinary collaboration, our Cyber Fusion Centers brings together a vast team of security professionals: Accenture’s own experts, academic researchers, data scientists and our security alliance partners, which include Amazon Web Services, ForgeRock, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, Securonix and Splunk. We’ve assembled a security ecosystem ready to address today’s most pressing security challenges.

The center is a place for us to collaboratively develop innovative security solutions that will help our clients outpace attackers. We’re uniquely combining market-leading behavioral analytics with advanced automation and the latest cyber defense capabilities to arm our clients with solutions to continuously test, identify and eliminate exploitable security gaps and threats in near-real time. That allows the innovators at our center to take advantage of the latest ideas to develop cloud- and analytics-based, as-a-Service solutions that quickly and deeply embed security into business processes.

We believe that effective cyber security today requires a 360-degree approach. We like to say that you can’t just be worried about cyber “defense.” You have to think offensively, too.

To respond nimbly, organizations can take advantage of the Accenture Cyber Fusion Centers to fill the skills gap and have a team that is well-equipped to protect the front lines of their businesses.

At its core, our new center is all about helping clients replace vulnerability with capability, because as we pave a path for our clients to transform to digital businesses, we owe it to them to help them protect themselves and stay resilient.

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