Accenture Federal Services hires infrastructure cyber lead
Rick Driggers comes from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Arlington-based Accenture Federal Services announced Wednesday that it has hired Rick Driggers as its critical infrastructure cyber lead, a role in which he will help develop cybersecurity solutions to protect critical infrastructure.
Driggers, who has already started in his new role, was the assistant director for the Integrated Operations Division at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Before that, he served as principal deputy director of operations for the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, and earlier, as the director of data and systems integration policy for the National Security Council.
Aaron Faulkner, the AFS managing director and cybersecurity practice lead, said in a statement, “As the cyber threat landscape becomes increasingly more sophisticated, Rick’s extensive cyber operations, national security and mission execution expertise will prove extremely valuable in supporting our federal clients with proactive risk mitigation and response.”
Driggers is a former U.S. Air Force combat controller. He has a bachelor’s degree in applied science and technology and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program.
“A recent sharp rise in cyberattacks has disrupted the delivery of essential services and has made the public keenly aware of the need to harden our nation’s vulnerabilities, from critical infrastructure to government services and the Department of Defense,” Driggers said in a statement. “Accenture Federal Services’ relentless focus on security innovation and helping customers anticipate cyberattacks before they happen was central to my decision to make the leap into the private sector.”