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Accenture Security’s Next Global Leader: Paolo Dal Cin

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Accenture Security Global Head Paolo Dal Cin
Accenture Security Global Head Paolo Dal Cin

Accenture has promoted European cybersecurity leader Paolo Dal Cin to become global head of Accenture Security -- which spans 16,000 cybersecurity professionals. The promotion, effective May 1, surfaces amid continued growth for Accenture's cybersecurity and MSSP business practices.

Dal Cin joined Accenture in 2003 and most recently led the company's security business in Europe. Previously, he led and built Accenture’s cybersecurity business in Italy, central Europe, Greece, Latin America and the Middle East, the firm added.

Next up, Dal Cin steps up onto the global stage -- where Accenture Security generated roughly $6 billion in revenue during fiscal year 2022, the company notes. Key offerings include security strategy, cyber defense, digital identity, application security, cloud protection, operational technology security and managed security, according to company documentation.

Although Accenture has been growing organically, the firm has also made security-focused acquisitions -- including M&A deals involving Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business, Real ProtectSentorLinkbynet, and Openminded, among others to note.

Related: See more than 100 Accenture acquisitions listed here.

New Accenture Global Security Leader: Executive Perspectives

Julie Sweete, CEO, Accenture

In a prepared statement about Dal Cin's promotion, Accenture CEO Julie Sweet said:

“Cyber resilience is top of the CEO agenda, and we are helping organizations navigate this challenging threat landscape with specialized industry capabilities and hard-to-find talent. Paolo brings a deep understanding of what organizations need to better defend against cyber threats and will continue building on our leadership in cybersecurity services, delivering even greater value to clients in today’s complex business environment.”

Added Paul Daugherty, chief technology officer at Accenture:

 “Paolo is an outstanding, well-regarded cybersecurity leader who has helped some of the largest organizations in the world create a secure and trusted environment for their partners and customers. He brings strong leadership, global industry experience and a successful track record of driving business growth that will further strengthen our ability to scale our Security capabilities to the next level.”

Concluded Dal Cin:

“Cybersecurity is too often viewed as a technology problem and not aligned to business priorities. I am excited to lead a talented group of professionals, committed to reshaping the conversation with C-suite leaders to help build a more cyber-resilient business that embeds security across the entire organization. With our unmatched end-to-end capabilities, specialized managed services and industry knowledge, we work as one team bringing together the right technology and talent to help organizations define and execute a better cybersecurity strategy for today and tomorrow.”

Accenture has consistently ranked within the Top 10 MSSPs worldwide since MSSP Alert's launch in 2017.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.