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Accenture Federal Services Receives FedRAMP Authorization for MDR Cyber Capability; David Dalling, Aaron Faulkner Quoted

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Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has been awarded Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization for Managed Detection and Response cyber capability, a threat monitoring and incident response cloud solution, the company announced on Thursday

“Our MDR solution combines the latest automation, artificial intelligence and cloud technologies to provide next-generation cybersecurity capabilities so clients can be more resilient in the face of changing threats,” said Aaron Faulkner, Accenture Federal Services’ cybersecurity lead. 

MDR will support federal agencies, state and local governments, and critical infrastructure provides defense against cyber threats as well as enact a quick response. MDR has been compliant with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements.

AFS has integrated highly scalable centralized security operations center, available on a 24x7x365 basis into MDR, and the cybersecurity technology. The company will offer the development to any agency, regardless of size, to protect against threats and secure its infrastructure. 

“It brings advanced security monitoring, response and remediation at machine speed, using the latest technologies and techniques to catch attacks before they affect an organization’s IT environment,” added Faulkner.

The authorization is a federal government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP authorization follows a successful security audit via an accredited third-party assessor. 

“Our fully integrated best-of-breed service, built around the MITRE ATT&CK framework, allows federal agencies and others to capitalize on advanced defenses, with the full backing of highly trained teams with critical skill sets. FedRAMP authorization will further streamline integration of this recognized service into our clients’ security fabric,” David Dalling, Accenture Federal Services’ MDR lead, concluded. 

About Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture’s federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.