Accenture announced the appointment of Anup Ghosh as managing director in Accenture Security.
The IT services company said Anup Ghosh will bring his technology background and leadership to lead strategic technology investments that help scale Accenture Security’s growth in the managed security services business.
Most recently, Anup Ghosh was the founder and former CEO at Invincea, Inc., a Virginia-based machine learning cybersecurity company, until Invincea was acquired by Sophos in March 2017. Prior to founding Invincea, he was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he created and managed cybersecurity programs.
Anup 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 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,” said Anup Ghosh.
Accenture’s 2018 State of Cyber Resilience study said 83 percent of the 4,600 respondents polled agreed that new technologies are essential and they would commit funding to them if they could. 40 percent are investing in advanced technologies to improve their security defenses.