Accenture opens a new Cybersecurity R&D Lab in Israel

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 20 June 2016
Accenture opens a new Cybersecurity R&D Lab in Israel

Accenture has opened a Cybersecurity R&D Lab in Israel, to enable research in advanced threat intelligence, industrial internet security, cyber defence solutions and more.

Located in Herzliya, the lab comprises collaborative research areas and spaces for showcasing prototypes of cybersecurity solutions. This will enable Accenture, venture capitalists, startups and universities and its clients to work on R&D projects in advanced threat intelligence, active defence and industrial internet of things (IIoT) security by applying the latest developments in artificial intelligence, blockchain and advanced analytics from Accenture’s global network of labs and innovation centres.

Research efforts will also focus on active defence, including stealth monitoring and passive threat detection techniques, incident response aimed at developing forensic techniques, and malicious code analysis.

“The newest lab will take advantage of our global footprint and ecosystem partners in cybersecurity to give clients unparalleled access to emerging, intelligence-driven threat identification solutions and post-attack remediation procedures,” said Lisa O’Connor, managing director at Accenture Labs – Security R&D. “Our top priority is to empower our clients to be resilient to cyber threats and attacks, and to be able to take the right actions faster. That is why we are investing in Israel’s ecosystem and in advanced cybersecurity technologies that can spark powerful innovations.”

Accenture will collaborate with Team8, Israel’s major cybersecurity foundry, to explore technologies that will advance the fields of mission-focused security, active defence and industrial control systems.

“While cybersecurity has become a worldwide issue, Israel’s cybersecurity expertise is well recognised globally as a hotbed of security innovation and talent,” said Nadav Zafrir, Team8 co-founder and CEO, and former Commander of Israel’s Technology & Intelligence Unit 8200. “We see significant opportunities to ideate with Accenture in exciting new ways to deliver integrated cybersecurity capabilities that allow organisations to shift the balance from reactive to proactive security operations.”

Accenture has a global network of technology labs, which includes Silicon Valley, California; Arlington, Virginia; Sophia Antipolis, France; Dublin, Ireland; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India.

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