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Accenture LockBit Ransomware Attack: 5 Things To Know

Accenture says it contained the LockBit ransomware attack, but cybersecurity industry observers say they are seeing some Accenture confidential data being released, with promises of more to come. CRN looks at what is known so far about the attack.

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Accenture Has Invested Heavily In Security

Accenture is a very acquisitive company, and in fact during last 12 months acquired over 40 companies, mostly smaller service providers but also a few big ones. Among its acquisitions in the last couple years are several security-focused companies, including:

* Novetta, a provider of data management and cybersecurity predominately to the U.S. government. Acquired by Accenture Federal Services in June 2021.

* Sentor, which offers advisory services, security testing and managed detection and incident response capabilities, all powered by a 24x7x365 Security Operations Center in Stockholm. Acquired in June 2021.

* Revolutionary Security, which offers assessment and testing services, the ability to design and build security programs and functions, as well as security operations across clients’ IT and OT systems. Acquired in April 2020.

* The Symantec Cyber Security Services Unit of Broadcom, which brought 300 employees and a managed services practice. Acquired January 2020.

* iDefense Security Intelligence Services, one of the world‘s first threat intelligence firms, to gain faster and more complete knowledge of emerging security challenges. Acquired February, 2017.

* The federal services business of Endgame, a threat detection company. Acquired in February, 2017.

* Redcore, initially for its defense activities in the Australian Federal government but later expanding them worldwide. Acquired August 2016.

* Maglan, an Israel-based security firm, to help provide strategic consulting and managed delivery of cyber defense services. Acquired June 2016.

* Team8, an Israel-based cybersecurity company. Acquired a minority stake in February, 2016.

* Cimation, a specialist in secure industrial control systems and the Industrial Internet of Things. Acquired December 2015.

* FusionX, a provider of attack simulation, threat modeling and risk advisory services. Acquired August 2015.

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