Accenture buys Defense Point Security (DPS) to enhance the association’s administration security portfolio.
On Wednesday, the computerized administrations and consultancy firm said the arrangement will “promote quicken it’s energy in developing its cybersecurity mastery” and will fortify Accenture’s Federal Services bunch while helping US government organizations to “boost digital safeguard.”
Monetary points of interest were not unveiled.
Founded in 2007, Alexandria, Va. based firm DPS is a privately-held cybersecurity firm which counts the US government among its clients.
The company specializes in advanced Security Operations Center (SOC) expertise, cyber operations, security engineering, cyber analytics, education, and training.
“With the velocity and ferocity of cyber threats, DPS’ expertise in enhanced operational security and advanced security analytics will boost AFS’ ability to bring cutting-edge cyber solutions that will help federal agencies best protect their most valuable information,” said David Moskovitz, CEO of AFS.
“The addition of DPS’ specialized cyber defense tools and methodologies, together with our powerful client insights, will further propel our strategy to be a leading provider of end-to-end, federal enterprise security services,” Moskovitz added.
In August, they launched the FusionX incident response service to help customers prepare and respond to cyberthreats.
Last month Accenture acquired DayNine, a Workday consultancy firm with approximately 400 employees and hopes to become “the largest certified workforce in the Workday ecosystem” through the deal.
Cybercrime is becoming increasingly problematic for companies and governments globally, as a range of digital avenues and developing adversaries tap into systems to extract a range of value. As costs grow, companies are turning to consultancy firms for advice. In a bid to meet demand, as well as access relevant certifications, Accenture recently acquired US-based Defense Point Security for an undisclosed sum.
The cyber security space has seen considerable growth in recent years, as cyber criminals take advantage of increasingly sophisticated tools and slow responses from businesses and governments. Globally, cybercrime costs society more than $400 billion per year, with up to 500,000 incidents per day recorded.