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Cybersecurity expert Andrew Turner joins Booz Allen Hamilton to lead commercial customer secure digital transformations.

businesswire | December 23, 2020

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) reported today that digital industry pioneer Andrew Turner has joined the firm as a chief VP and market technique pioneer in the association's worldwide business. Turner brings twenty years of network protection, danger insight, and corporate-flexibility experience to Booz Allen to assist customers with defeating their most basic digital difficulties in the midst of a dynamic danger climate. Turner joins Booz Allen from Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), where he filled in as boss security official, regulating corporate security, business versatility, and the organization's digital and character programs.

Turner brings broad experience and a firsthand comprehension of how online protection groups work. In a profession traversing various worldwide undertakings—basically engaged in the exceptionally controlled and profoundly focused on monetary administrations area—he has been liable for defending customers' most esteemed data and developed societies of change related to security. Turner assumed a basic job in making sure about three organizations as they traveled through multi-billion-dollar consolidations and acquisitions, effectively wedding dissimilar online protection frameworks on a worldwide scale while proceeding to develop at speed.

“Demonstrating to our clients that we understand their organizational needs and have walked in their shoes has been a cornerstone of our relationships and success. We are thrilled that Andrew will bring his C-level experience and perspective as a cybersecurity practitioner to our team,” said Bill Phelps, executive vice president and leader of Booz Allen’s global commercial cyber business. “As our clients continue to embark on ambitious digital transformation journeys, we know that a successful digital transformation must be done securely to produce the results it purports to deliver. With Andrew’s advanced skills, diverse background, and keen understanding of the client’s perspective, he will be an asset to Booz Allen as we continue to help clients defend against the most consequential cyber threats.”

Before joining FIS, Turner was boss security official at installment processor Worldpay (earlier Vantiv). There, he drove the organization's security capacities, managing all parts of corporate and data security while building up big business wide information arrangements and norms. Preceding FIS, he was the head of worldwide network safety at Visa. There, he drove the development of the organization's worldwide network safety program and was answerable for securing one of the world's biggest installment brands, which prepared more than $7 trillion in installment card exchanges yearly. Before Visa, Turner drove the digital insight work inside Microsoft's online protection program expanding on experience picked up from the get-go in his vocation supporting public security missions.

Turner has likewise served in an assortment of warning jobs, applying his digital mastery most as of late as an individual from an Advisory Board for the Bank of England's Operational Resilience board in the United Kingdom. In 2014, Turner was delegated by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, distinguishing how the general population and private area can team up to reinforce Virginia's network protection industry.

“Technology is evolving rapidly, and with these positive innovations comes more sophisticated and complex cyber threats. Organizations must understand their vulnerabilities as they prepare for a new wave of industry advancements so they can reap the full benefits of digitization without putting valuable assets at risk,” said Turner. “As one of the world’s largest cybersecurity solution providers, Booz Allen is uniquely positioned to solve our clients’ toughest security challenges. I am eager to join such a strong team and support the needs of clients through transformative, industry-leading strategies.”

As leader VP at Booz Allen, Turner will answer to Bill Phelps. Under Phelps' authority, Booz Allen's U.S. business conveys profoundly considerable digital administrations for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 customers across numerous ventures. Booz Allen's profound mastery is procured through continuous digital activities, driving edge specialized developments, basic enormous scope occurrence reactions, and progressed digital danger knowledge.

About Booz Allen

For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. As a consulting firm with experts in analytics, digital, engineering and cyber, we help organizations transform. We are a key partner on some of the most innovative programs for governments worldwide and trusted by the most sensitive agencies. We work shoulder to shoulder with clients, using a mission-first approach to choose the right strategy and technology to help them realize their vision. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our firm employs about 27,200 people globally, and had revenue of $7.5 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2020.

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