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Accenture has acquired Sentor, a Sweden-based independent provider of cyber defense and managed security services. Financial terms were not disclosed. Sentor offers advisory services, security testing and managed detection and incident response capabilities, all powered by a 24x7x365 Security Operations Center in Stockholm.

The company’s portfolio includes advisory services, security testing, managed detection and incident-response capabilities.

Sentor’s approximately 80 cybersecurity professionals will join the Accenture Security team in Sweden, extending Accenture’s local resources and capabilities and addressing the growing demand for local cybersecurity and managed security services.

Kelly Bissell, who leads Accenture Security globally, said with the daily barrage of cyberattacks, it’s time for organisations to take a new view on managing cyber risks.

“Securing a business ecosystem can’t be piecemeal; it takes the right talent, investments and technology know-how. The acquisition of Sentor further expands our ability to help clients match this challenging cybersecurity environment. We are excited about what we can achieve together to help organizations in Sweden become more resilient,” said Kelly Bissell.

Sentor CEO Åse Holmberg said maintaining a high cybersecurity posture is not an IT-issue, but a major concern for businesses and organisations around the world.

“Sentor’s goal has never been to ‘just’ help our clients with cybersecurity. We strive to raise the bar throughout the entire region to ensure organizations in the Nordics have a strong cybersecurity presence. Joining forces with Accenture’s global team will help us towards that goal, and together we can provide an unmatched level of advanced technical skills needed to tackle the cybersecurity challenges of the 21st century,” said Ase Holmberg.

As a result, Ase Holmberg said Sentor not only help clients better defend themselves against the imminent threat adversaries pose but give its employees more opportunities to grow.

Bala Periasamy, who leads Accenture Security in Sweden, said Sentor has a very strong reputation in the cybersecurity community in Sweden through its long-lasting experience in delivering advanced cybersecurity services to the Swedish market.

“They have managed to attract exceptional talent and grow a technical security culture that is unique in the industry. We are very excited to welcome this highly talented group of professionals that will strengthen our ability to provide world-class cybersecurity to our clients,” said Bala Periasamy.

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services – all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Accenture Security is a leading provider of end-to-end cybersecurity services, including advanced cyber defense, applied cybersecurity solutions and managed security operations. We bring security innovation, coupled with global scale and a worldwide delivery capability through our network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Helped by our team of highly skilled professionals, we enable clients to innovate safely, build cyber resilience and grow with confidence. Follow us @AccentureSecure on Twitter or visit us at www.accenture.com/security.

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