Accenture Australia announced the expansion of its national security practice to continue  to assist intelligence, public safety and border protection organisations overcome the multi dimensional threats Australia faces.

National security remains one of the most important priorities of Accenture’s Government  clients, with threats increasing and evolving rapidly. The national security practice will continue to help government to be more secure, resilient and innovative across a range of capabilities, leveraging and exploiting digital technology across the community, from cloud to the metaverse, unlocking human potential and performance to defend, protect and promote Australian integrity, safety and prosperity.

The Accenture national security practice will be led by Michael “Mick” Willing. Willing spent more than three decades working in the police force including as NSW Deputy Police Commissioner. This experience positions him well to work with Accenture’s clients in the public sector as they address their security challenges. Mick leads an established team and will work closely with Margarita “Meg” Tapia, Principal Director National Security, who helps the National Intelligence Community bring end to end digitally enabled technology and human ingenuity to life.

John Vidas, Accenture Health & Public Service Senior Managing Director, said “Accenture is  committed to helping our clients across all sectors navigate the increasing risks and threats to  the security and prosperity of Australia. We are thrilled to have the expertise of Michael with his  in-depth knowledge of both the industry and the security challenges it faces, leading this new  practice.”

Willing said “I am delighted to join the  team at Accenture to help our public sector clients navigate the increasingly complex threat landscape, to build cyber resilience, and to grow and reinvent with confidence. I look forward to expanding the practice and protecting the security of our nation, particularly across organisation boundaries of intelligence, policing and borders.”

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