Accenture Expands National Security Practice


Accenture Australia has announced the expansion of its National Security practice to continue to assist intelligence, public safety, and border protection organisations overcome the multidimensional threats Australia faces.

Accenture says 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. Mick 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.

“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.” said John Vidas, Accenture Health & Public Service Senior Managing Director.

“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 organization boundaries of intelligence, policing, and borders.” Michael Willing, Accenture National Security Practice Lead said.


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