Accenture adding 1K DC-area cyber jobs, opens Rosslyn Cyber-Fusion center

WASHINGTON — Accenture opened a new flagship Cyber Fusion Center at 1201 Wilson Blvd. in Rosslyn, Virginia, on Wednesday.

It is part of a larger expansion in the D.C.-area that the company said will add 1,000 highly skilled technology jobs to the region by 2020.

The Cyber Fusion Center will focus on helping its clients apply new techniques and tools to defend against data breaches and cyberattacks.

Accenture said the new Cyber Fusion Center brings together threat intelligence services, sophisticated adversary simulations and incident response services.

It will also help Accenture attract and retain top cybersecurity talent.

“The D.C. metropolitan area is home to the largest pool of credentialed cybersecurity talent in the country,” said Accenture’s chief strategy officer Omar Abbosh. “Our Cyber Fusion Center taps into this highly experienced and well-trained workforce to bring together the best of our intelligence-driven security solutions and services under a single roof.”

The new 28,000-square-foot Cyber center is co-located in an existing research and development Accenture Lab in Rosslyn, which is connected to seven other Accenture labs around the world and includes a “war room.”

It is Accenture’s fourth Cyber Fusion Center, with others in Bangalore, India; Prague, Czech Republic and Tel Aviv, Israel.

It also has other innovation hubs in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Detroit and Columbus, Ohio.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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