Accenture Acquires Revolutionary Security
Accenture, a leading global professional services company, has announced that it has acquired Revolutionary Security, a privately held company specialising in enterprise cybersecurity for information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments.
The financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
Revolutionary Security’s portfolio of cybersecurity services includes assessment and testing, design and build of security programs and functions as well as security operations across its clients’ IT and OT systems.
Revolutionary Security’s portfolio of cybersecurity services includes assessment and testing, design and build of security programs and functions as well as security operations across its clients’ IT and OT systems, according to a press release by Accenture.
Revolutionary Security leverages proprietary technology and methods to help mature the security capabilities of its clients and manage risk. The company’s breach and attack simulation testing service, LiveFire, utilises real-world cyber threats to identify gaps in security processes and monitoring, as well as staff operations and technologies. The results help organisations prioritise actions to mitigate cyber risks within their enterprise.
Headquartered in the US, Revolutionary Security employs 90 cybersecurity professionals. The firm was founded in 2016, and serves a variety of clients in the energy, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and communications industries.
Kelly Bissell, Senior Managing Director, Global Lead – Accenture Security, Accenture, said “The acquisition of Revolutionary Security is another demonstration of our continued commitment to invest in areas to keep our clients safe from cyber threats. Revolutionary Security’s service offerings are a perfect complement to Accenture’s portfolio, and the acquisition furthers our mission of helping clients better protect and defend their organisations across their entire ecosystem.”
The acquisition will provide Accenture’s clients with greater end to end solutions, particularly regarding more complex IT and OT cybersecurity challenges.
Rich Mahler, President and CEO, Revolutionary Securities, said “The opportunity to become part of Accenture Security will enable us to deliver more complete solutions to our clients and expand our services to even more clients globally. We’re excited to be joining a leading provider in cybersecurity services and look forward to working together to help clients solve their toughest challenges in IT and OT security.”
In March 2020, Accenture agreed to acquire Context Information Security, a leading cyber defence consultancy, which is the latest in a series of acquisitions — including those of Symantec’s Cyber Security Services, Deja vu Security, iDefense, Maglan, Redcore, Arismore and FusionX — that demonstrate Accenture Security’s commitment to investing in and innovating advanced cybersecurity solutions.