Accenture has appointed Rick Driggers, a cybersecurity expert and former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency executive, as critical infrastructure cyber lead for the company’s federal business.
Driggers brings to Accenture Federal Service over three decades of federal government and military experience and will support development of cybersecurity offerings designed to safeguard critical infrastructure, the company said Wednesday.
“As the cyber threat landscape becomes increasingly more sophisticated, Rick’s extensive cyber operations, national security, and mission execution expertise will prove extremely valuable in supporting our federal clients with proactive risk mitigation and response,” commented Aaron Faulkner, managing director and cybersecurity practice lead at AFS.
Before joining the company, Driggers worked as assistant director for the integrated operations division at CISA. He also served as principal deputy director of operations for the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.
“A recent sharp rise in cyberattacks has disrupted the delivery of essential services and have made the public keenly aware of the need to harden our nation’s vulnerabilities, from critical infrastructure to government services and the Department of Defense,” said Driggers.
In his new role, Driggers will focus on cyber issues at the national security level. He will provide thought leadership and direction in cybersecurity strategy, risk assessment and capability delivery, emphasizing the requirements for securing critical infrastructure.
“Accenture Federal Services’ relentless focus on security innovation and helping customers anticipate cyberattacks before they happen was central to my decision to make the leap into the private sector,” added Driggers.