Accenture and Google Public Sector launch cybersecurity CoE

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Accenture Federal Services and Google Public Sector have announced the launch of a new Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CoE) to help US federal agencies rapidly detect and respond to cyberattacks.

The Cybersecurity CoE will be powered by the front-line threat intelligence of Mandiant and Accenture Federal Services’ full-spectrum cybersecurity services.

The Cybersecurity CoE is part of an expanded alliance to bring together Madiant’s Threat Intelligence platform and Accenture Federal Services’ cybersecurity services for federal agency clients where they operate, at the edge, in datacenters and in the cloud. Additionally, Accenture Federal Services will also introduce Google Cloud’s Security AI Workbench and GenAI capabilities into its integrated cybersecurity services to help federal agencies detect threats sooner and respond quicker.

Accenture and Google Cloud have partnered together since 2018 to help organizations build a strong digital core by combining Accenture’s services with Google Cloud’s data analytics, AI and cybersecurity technology.

John Goodman, CEO of Accenture Federal Services, said: “Today’s federal missions demand next-generation cybersecurity solutions that can pre-empt and detect threats and assure the reliability of our nation’s critical systems.

“We look forward to innovating with Google to create the solutions that our clients need to be confident in their cyber readiness and resilience.”

Karen Dahut, CEO of Google Public Sector, said: “The combination of Mandiant threat intelligence and Google Cloud’s AI-powered security tools can help federal agencies stay ahead of sophisticated cyberattacks and protect their most sensitive data.

“Our expanded alliance with Accenture Federal Services will provide the technology and professional expertise that agencies need to mitigate vulnerabilities and quickly respond to threats and breaches.”

In addition to this, Accenture has acquired ON Service Group, a provider of business process services, specializing in insurance operations.

This acquisition enhances Accenture’s capabilities in insurance operations and expands the range of services available to clients in Germany for insurance processes such as sales and policy administration.