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Booz Allen Hamilton Hires Cybersecurity Expert Andrew Turner

Booz Allen Hamilton, a Top 250 MSSP, has appointed Andrew Turner as EVP of its global commercial business. Turner is expected to help Booz Allen's global commercial customers tackle cybersecurity challenges and drive digital transformation, according to a prepared statement.

Turner has more than two decades of cybersecurity industry experience, Booz Allen indicated. He most recently served as chief security officer at Fidelity National Information Services (FIS); in this role, Turner oversaw FIS's corporate security, business resilience and cyber and identity programs.

Prior to joining FIS, Turner was CSO at payment processor Worldpay (formerly Vantiv). Turner also has held cybersecurity leadership roles at Visa and Microsoft.

The Turner hire comes after Booz Allen in October unveiled its SnapAttack cloud-based threat intelligence and hacker detection solution.

SnapAttack enables red and blue teams to emulate cyberattacks from intelligence data, share security insights and obtain behavioral detection analytics, Booz Allen stated. In doing so, red and blue teams can use SnapAttack to validate their security controls.

A Closer Look at Booz Allen's Cybersecurity Solutions

Booz Allen delivers integrated, automated and intelligent cybersecurity solutions designed to protect organizations against real-time attacks, the company noted. These solutions include:

  • Cyber Defense: Provides cyber risk assessments and hardware and software to help organizations optimize their security posture
  • Cyber-Enabled Platforms: Helps organizations explore ways to improve security across their cyber and physical platforms
  • Cyber Warfare: Supports cyber warfare mission operations, readiness and capability development.

Along with these cybersecurity solutions, Booz Allen's Managed Threat Services (MTS) division delivers cyber threat intelligence and managed detection and response (MDR) offerings to help organizations improve their threat detection, investigation and response capabilities, the company said.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.