Accenture has expanded its global innovation hub with the launch of a new flagship Cyber Fusion Center, a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s Cyber Corridor, designed to help organizations apply new techniques and intelligent tools to defend against data breaches and cyber attacks, a company statement said today.
The center brings together world-class threat intelligence services, sophisticated adversary simulations and incident response services to help clients predict and expel cyberattacks by leveraging the latest innovations in advanced cyber threat analytics, detection and prevention technologies.
In addition to the new Cyber Fusion Center, Accenture's innovation hub in metro D.C. includes an Accenture Lab and a Fjord Studio to facilitate a design-thinking approach to problem-solving and leverages relationships with local accelerators and the start-up community.
" Cybersecurity is a global issue that affects all industries, and Accenture has played a longstanding role in the security innovation ecosystem in metro D.C. We are excited to further our investment in the region with our expanded innovation hub, bringing more of the capabilities every company needs to build trust and protect themselves, their partners and their customers in a digital economy. We are also excited to be investing across our metro D.C. business with our plan to create 1,000 highly skilled technology jobs. We are committed to continuing to help grow metro D.C," commented Julie Sweet, Accenture's CEO, North America.
The new Cyber Fusion Center is Accenture's fourth, joining others in Bangalore, India; Prague, Czech Republic; and Tel Aviv, Israel and is part of a network of U.S. hubs including locations in New York; metro San Francisco; Boston; Chicago; Houston; metro Detroit and Columbus, Ohio.
Accenture's Cyber Fusion Center combine managed security services, market-leading advanced analytics, intelligent automation technologies and integrated cyber defense services to help organizations out-innovate attackers, every single day.
Moreover, Accenture also announced the plans to add 1,000 highly skilled technology jobs to the metro D.C region by 2020, including in the high-growth areas of security, digital and cloud.