Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Operations

4/8/2020
11:05 AM
50%
50%

Accenture Buys Revolutionary Security in Third Acquisition of 2020

The deal is intended to strengthen Accenture's critical infrastructure protection capabilities and address more complex IT and OT challenges.

Accenture has agreed to purchase Revolutionary Security, a provider of enterprise security for IT and OT environments, in its third acquisition of 2020. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pennsylvania-based Revolutionary Security was founded in 2016 and has raised $2.5 million in one round of funding. The company's portfolio of services includes assessment, testing, design, and build of security programs, functions, and operations across IT and OT systems. Its attack simulation testing service, LiveFire, uses real-world threats to detect gaps in processes, monitoring, operations, and technologies to help businesses prioritize action to mitigate risks.

The acquisition is intended to improve Accenture's end-to-end security products, in particular for clients with more complex IT and OT security challenges. High-profile and targeted attacks are putting greater focus on critical IT and OT security risks; however, organizations often don't have the needed visibility to manage and measure OT risk in the same way they handle IT risk.

News of the deal arrives about one month after Accenture confirmed plans to buy Context Information Security, a UK-based cybersecurity consultancy, in March 2020. In January of this year, it acquired Symantec's Cyber Security Services Business from Broadcom. 

Read more details here.

Check out this listing of free security products and services developed for Dark Reading by Omdia analysts to help you meet the challenges of COVID-19. 

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 5/22/2020
How an Industry Consortium Can Reinvent Security Solution Testing
Henry Harrison, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Garrison,  5/21/2020
Is Zero Trust the Best Answer to the COVID-19 Lockdown?
Dan Blum, Cybersecurity & Risk Management Strategist,  5/20/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
How Cybersecurity Incident Response Programs Work (and Why Some Don't)
This Tech Digest takes a look at the vital role cybersecurity incident response (IR) plays in managing cyber-risk within organizations. Download the Tech Digest today to find out how well-planned IR programs can detect intrusions, contain breaches, and help an organization restore normal operations.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-13616
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
The boost ASIO wrapper in net/asio.cpp in Pichi before 1.3.0 lacks TLS hostname verification.
CVE-2020-13614
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
An issue was discovered in ssl.c in Axel before 2.17.8. The TLS implementation lacks hostname verification.
CVE-2020-13615
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
lib/QoreSocket.cpp in Qore before 0.9.4.2 lacks hostname verification for X.509 certificates.
CVE-2020-9046
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
A vulnerability in all versions of Kantech EntraPass Editions could potentially allow an authorized low-privileged user to gain full system-level privileges by replacing critical files with specifically crafted files.
CVE-2020-12388
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
The Firefox content processes did not sufficiently lockdown access control which could result in a sandbox escape. *Note: this issue only affects Firefox on Windows operating systems.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 68.8 and Firefox < 76.