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Accenture Security Hires Invincea Founder, Eyes Managed Security Growth

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Accenture’s Anup Ghosh
Accenture's Anup Ghosh

Accenture Security, which includes a Top 100 MSSP business unit for 2017, has appointed Anup Ghosh as its managing director. Ghosh will lead Accenture Security's strategic technology investments and help the company grow its managed security services business, according to a prepared statement.

Ghosh founded Invincea, a machine learning cybersecurity company that was acquired by Sophos in February 2017. The Invincea portfolio included cybersecurity products and services built on deep learning neural-network algorithms to help organizations detect and prevent cyberattacks.

Before launching Invincea, Ghosh served as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he created and managed various government cybersecurity programs. He also has held roles as chief scientist at the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University and VP of Research at Cigital, a software security company that was purchased by Synopsys in November 2016.

What Does the Future Hold for Accenture Security's Managed Security Services Business?

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Ghosh possesses cybersecurity, threat intelligence and technical expertise that could help Accenture Security further accelerate its managed security services business growth, Senior Managing Director Kelly Bissell indicated.

In addition, Accenture Security's annual revenues are nearing $2 billion, CEO Pierre Nanterme said during his company's earnings call for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. Accenture Security also continues to "significantly outpace" the market, Nanterme stated, and drive double-digit growth across its digital, cloud and security related services.

What Is Accenture Security?

Accenture Security offers managed security services designed to help organizations scale their security and compliance operations. The company's managed security services include:

  • Managed Application: Secure applications and safeguard systems development with industrialized and repeatable processes.
  • Managed Cyber Defense: Minimize the risk of digital business disruptions caused by cyber threats.
  • Managed Digital Identity: Handle user identities across a wide range of IT environments.

Accenture Security also leverages a global network of cybersecurity labs to protect organizations at all stages of the security lifecycle. By doing so, the company safeguards organizations against known and unknown cyber threats.

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.