Accenture Federal Services has hired cybersecurity expert Rick Driggers to play a key role in developing cybersecurity solutions designed to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.
“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,” said Aaron Faulkner, AFS managing director and cybersecurity practice lead.
Driggers has more than 30 years of federal and military experience. Prior to joining AFS, he served as the assistant director for the Integrated Operations Division at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. 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,” Driggers said.
“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,” he added.