Accenture to help AXA XL clients respond to cyberattacks

Digital services provider Accenture is providing AXA XL its Cyber Incident Response service to help clients respond and recover from cyberattacks.

If a client experiences an attack, they will be guided through each stage of a cyber incident claim, from the initial reporting of the attack through to Accenture containing the breach and restoring the business. Accenture will also supply legal support, IT forensics and crisis communications advice, as well as other services.

The post-breach services will be offered to AXA XL clients outside of the US including incident management and information technology forensics. Clients in the US have the option to pick Accenture or other service providers.

Accenture recently completed research which claimed businesses are underinsured for cyberattacks. It stated the total premiums account for less than 1% of the estimated $600bn annual cost of cybercrime.

AXA XL head of Cyber and TMT James Tuplin said, “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.

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

Accenture recently agreed to acquire Symantec’s Cyber Security Services from  Boardcom for an undisclosed amount.

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