Accenture Security has announced the appointment of industry veteran and cybersecurity expert Dr. Anup Ghosh as managing director.
Ghosh joins the company from Invincea, Inc., a Virginia-based machine learning cybersecurity company, where he was founder and CEO until the company was acquired by Sophos in March 2017. Before founding Invincea, he was a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he created and managed an extensive portfolio of cybersecurity programs.
Prior to that, Ghosh held roles as Chief Scientist in the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University and as Vice President of Research at Cigital, Inc. He has also served as a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the Naval Studies Board, informing the future of American cyber defenses.
Threat actors have become highly skilled at attacking organizations while staying below the radar for prolonged periods of time. Most companies are ill-equipped, understaffed, and overwhelmed with the daily grind of cyber risks and events to know which threats to focus on that can cause business impact.
– Dr. Anup Ghosh, Managing Director, Accenture Security
As MD of Accenture Security, he will be leading strategic technology investments to help scale Accenture Security’s growth in the managed security services sector.
“Accenture Security’s managed security services business has been growing rapidly because of the significant value we offer our clients in finding threats on networks before they can cause business impact,” said Kelly Bissell, senior managing director of Accenture Security. “Anup’s expertise in cybersecurity, threat intelligence, and developing high growth businesses will be critical to continue to scale our business in the coming years.”
Bissell went on to say: “Anup is a recognized leader in the security field and his creative technical acumen will be a valuable asset as we deliver advanced security solutions that build business resilience, tailored to our clients’ industries. His successful track record for providing security expertise to some of the world’s largest organizations makes him a perfect fit for our security strategy.”
“Threat actors have become highly skilled at attacking organizations while staying below the radar for prolonged periods of time. Most companies are ill-equipped, understaffed, and overwhelmed with the daily grind of cyber risks and events to know which threats to focus on that can cause business impact,” said Ghosh. “I am pleased to join Accenture at a time when it is going through an extraordinary period of growth in cybersecurity. I believe the future of cybersecurity operations will move to tech-enabled teams of cybersecurity experts. Accenture’s leading market presence, deep bench of industry expertise and strong foundation of technology-based alliance relationships sets the standard for our industry.”