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Cybersecurity hotshot, Kelly Bissell Joins Accenture Security Leadership Team

Omar Abbosh, chief strategy officer, AccentureJust after Accenture’s recent global leadership team shuffles announcement – the US IT major company has looped Kelly Bissell to its Accenture Security leadership team. In his new role, Bissell is sought to run Accenture’s security business, which spans strategic consulting, proactive risk management and digital identity to cyber defense, response and remediation services and managed security services – across all industries.

“Today’s threat landscape is evolving incredibly fast as breaches continue to grow in frequency, size, severity and cost. Organizations are recognizing the need for a trusted partner who can provide the end-to-end security services and cyber defense capabilities that this challenging environment demands,” said Omar Abbosh, chief strategy officer, Accenture. “That’s why we are investing aggressively in this most strategic area by recruiting superior cyber talent like Kelly Bissell, who brings exceptional leadership, expert insights and global industry experience to Accenture.”

Elated on his new role, Kelly Bissell said, “The enterprise security equation has changed dramatically as businesses have gone digital and it really requires a vision and passion for helping organizations safeguard their most valuable assets – information and data. “Few companies can match the depth and breadth of Accenture’s security portfolio and its ability to tackle cyber risks strategically, design and execute what it recommends and run entire security operations on a global scale as Accenture does. I look forward to leading a talented team of security professionals and helping our clients around the globe build enterprise resilience to safeguard their businesses today and in the future.”
Bringing along more than two decades of security industry experience, the veteran its erudite expertise cybersecurity landscape from Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he headed up global Cyber Risk for the firm. During his career, he is known to have served in almost every IT capacity from developer, network engineer, data center director, CISO, CTO and CIO.

Kelly specializes in breach incident response, identity management, privacy and data protection, secure software development and cyber risk management.

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