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Former FBI Cybersecurity Division Official Howard Marshall Joins Accenture Security

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Appointed to lead Accenture's cyber threat intelligence operations

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) today announced Howard Marshall has joined the
company as the new intelligence director for its cyber
threat intelligence services.
A recognized cybersecurity expert and
strategist, Marshall has served in various leadership positions
throughout his more than 20-year career with the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI).

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In his new role, Marshall will lead Accenture's iDefense threat
intelligence operations and direct a team of highly skilled
cybersecurity specialists, who provide deep research and analysis on
threat actors, industry vertical specific threats, new malware variants,
software vulnerabilities and emerging targeted cyberattacks. This
focused analysis is delivered by Accenture Security's IntelGraph
platform, which provides clients with contextualized and actionable
security intelligence.

"As cybercrime becomes more organized, profit-driven and transnational,
organizations must move quickly to stay ahead of evolving threats. From
protecting financial assets to safeguarding customers' personally
identifiable information, a proactive cyber defense requires timely,
actionable and reliable threat intelligence," said Kelly Bissell, senior
managing director of Accenture Security. "Howard Marshall is a
well-respected cybersecurity practitioner and dynamic leader who has
spent decades investigating cybercrime. His real-world experience and
understanding of the cyber threat landscape are a tremendous resource to
help our clients understand cyber risks before they hit."

Most recently, Marshall was a Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI's
Cyber Division leading the Readiness, Outreach, and Intelligence Branch.
In this position, he supported the Cyber Division's mission to identify,
pursue, and defeat cyber adversaries targeting global U.S. interests by
overseeing efforts to enhance strategic partnerships and intelligence
coordination. Previously, Marshall was the Special Agent in Charge for
the Louisville field office, an Inspector for the Inspection Division at
the FBI headquarters, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas
field office, a Supervisory Special Agent in the Memphis field office
and a Supervisory Special Agent for the Cyber Division at the FBI
headquarters. He has also served as a Crisis Management Coordinator and
Chief Division Counsel over the course of his career.

"When it comes to detecting, defending, and deterring cyberattacks there
is no longer a delineation between inside and outside the network. In an
era of escalating cyber threats, timely and relevant intelligence is not
just important for preventing breaches, but it is an essential tool in
all stages of an organization's security life-cycle," said Howard
Marshall. "It was a privilege and an honor to serve alongside my
colleagues at the FBI, and I am now looking forward to leveraging my
deep experience to help Accenture's clients secure their high-value
assets from advanced cyber threats."

Marshall is the latest cybersecurity expert to join Accenture, following
the recent appointment of Anup
Ghosh
to lead strategic technology investments that help scale
Accenture Security's growth in the managed security services business.
Other former government cybersecurity luminaries now at Accenture
include former Director of Operations for U.S. Cyber Command Major
General George
Franz
, U.S. Army (Ret.), former U.S. Army senior intelligence
officer Lieutenant General Mary
A. Legere
(Ret.) and former chief technology officer for the CIA, Gus
Hunt
, who all joined Accenture Federal
Services.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a
broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital,
technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and
specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business
functions – underpinned by the world's largest delivery network –
Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help
clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
stakeholders. With 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world
works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Accenture Security helps organizations build resilience from the inside
out, so they can confidently focus on innovation and growth. Leveraging
its global network of cybersecurity labs, deep industry understanding
across client value chains and services that span the security
lifecycle, Accenture helps organizations protect their valuable assets,
end-to-end. With services that include strategy and risk management,
cyber defense, digital identity, application security and managed
security, Accenture enables businesses around the world to defend
against known sophisticated threats, and the unknown. Follow us
@AccentureSecure on Twitter or visit us at www.accenture.com/security.

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