Accenture acquires Defense Point Security to boost US federal defenses

It is hoped the deal will help Accenture security solutions become more attractive to US agencies.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer

Accenture has agreed to acquire Defense Point Security (DPS) to improve the firm's government security portfolio.


On Wednesday, the digital services and consultancy firm said the deal will "further accelerate Accenture's momentum in growing its cybersecurity expertise" and will strengthen Accenture's Federal Services group when assisting US federal agencies to "maximize cyber defense."

Financial details were not disclosed.

Founded in 2007, Alexandria, Va.-based firm DPS is a privately-held cybersecurity firm which counts the US government among its clients.

The company specializes in advanced Security Operations Center (SOC) expertise, cyber operations, security engineering, cyber analytics, education, and training.

"With the velocity and ferocity of cyber threats, DPS' expertise in enhanced operational security and advanced security analytics will boost AFS' ability to bring cutting-edge cyber solutions that will help federal agencies best protect their most valuable information," said David Moskovitz, CEO of Accenture Federal Services.

"The addition of DPS' specialized cyber defense tools and methodologies, together with our powerful client insights, will further propel our strategy to be a leading provider of end-to-end, federal enterprise security services," Moskovitz added.

In August, Accenture launched the FusionX incident response service to help customers prepare and respond to cyberthreats.

Last month Accenture acquired DayNine, a Workday consultancy firm with approximately 400 employees. Accenture hopes to become "the largest certified workforce in the Workday ecosystem" through the deal.

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