Accenture opened a facility in San Antonio as part of efforts to help defense and civilian agencies deter cyber threats through security-as-a-service offerings.
The Accenture Federal Services Cyber Center is equipped with modern tools such as artificial-intelligence-based technology to detect and respond to malicious activity, automate processes and simulate an adversary in a network, the company said Wednesday.
“Government agencies need cybersecurity solutions that can keep pace with the increasing complexity, volume and speed of today’s threat landscape,” said John Goodman, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services and a 2019 Wash100 winner.
Goodman added the company employs cybersecurity professionals and systems to help clients obtain intelligence data and mitigate threats.
Accenture also pledged to support internships and apprenticeship programs that aim to develop the country’s technology talent.
AFS serves as a partner of the San Antonio Cyber P-TECH program, which helps students acquire skills, credentials and associate degrees in cybersecurity.