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Accenture to provide cyber response service for AXA XL clients

11th February 2020 - Author: Matt Sheehan

As part of its existing partnership, professional services firm Accenture is to provide its Cyber Incident Response Service to help AXA XL clients respond to and recover from cyberattacks.

Accenture will provide post-breach security services for AXA XL clients outside the US, including incident management and information technology (IT) forensics.

The services are designed to guide affected companies through each stage of a cyber incident claim, from the initial reporting of the attack to containing the breach and restoring the business.

Accenture also provides access to legal support, IT forensics and crisis communications advice as well as other relevant value add services.

“Cyber threats are increasing and becoming more sophisticated, which is why we are committed to helping businesses improve their cybersecurity as part our leading cyber insurance service,” said James Tuplin, Head of Cyber and TMT, International at AXA XL.

“Through our partnership with Accenture, our clients can access global cybersecurity expertise and technology support in an end-to-end solution to combat cybercrime,” he added.

Justin Harvey, Global Incident Response Lead at Accenture Security, also commented: “Insurers have a huge challenge in underwriting risks associated with the complicated and potentially devastating consequences of cyberattacks. We aim to ensure that AXA XL’s clients have access to rapid, industry-relevant cybersecurity support so they can get back to business quickly.”

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