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Former FBI Cyber Expert Joins Accenture’s Incident Response Team

Eric Welling has left his position at the FBI’s Cyber Division to join consulting giant Accenture, a company spokesperson told Homeland Security Today. He spent more than 20 years at the FBI and was most recently deputy assistant director of the bureau’s Cyber Division.

Welling will be leading Accenture Security’s North America Incident Response Command Center in Washington D. C., which is part of a global network of Cyber Fusion Centers where Accenture provides threat analysis and other security services.

“As former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division I know firsthand how difficult the global fight against cybercrime is and how adversaries are continuously evolving their strategies to find new ways to make money, steal information and disrupt operations,” Welling said.

“As critical as it is for our nation to build its cyber defenses it is equally as critical for our businesses, across the globe, to become cyber resilient. It was a tremendous privilege to work alongside my colleagues at the FBI and I now look forward to working with Accenture Security and its clients to help secure their businesses from even the most advanced cyberattacks.”

Kylie Bielby has 20 years' experience in reporting and editing a wide range of security topics, covering geopolitical and policy analysis to international and country-specific trends and events. She is an editor and contributor for Jane's by IHS Markit, a columnist for security and counter-terror publications, and a former managing editor for Homeland Security Today.

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