Ghosh will bring his technology focused background and executive leadership to lead strategic technology investments that help scale Accenture Security's rapid growth in the managed security services business.
"Anup's expertise in cybersecurity, threat intelligence, and developing high growth businesses will be critical to continue to scale our business in the coming years," said Kelly Bissell, senior managing director of Accenture Security.
Ghosh brings a wealth of cybersecurity experience to Accenture. Most recently, he was 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 an extensive portfolio of cybersecurity programs.
"I am pleased to join Accenture at a time when it is going through an extraordinary period of growth in cybersecurity. I believe the future of cybersecurity operations will move to tech-enabled teams of cybersecurity experts. Accenture's leading market presence, deep bench of industry expertise and strong foundation of technology-based alliance relationships sets the standard for our industry," said Dr. Anup Ghosh.
Earlier in his career, 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 defences.
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