Brad Hegrat

Security Principal Director

With a distinguished career of over two decades in the non-traditional cybersecurity space, Brad is a seasoned executive and leading technology professional with deep experience as a global market-shaper for cybersecurity services, industrial products, next-generation architectures, and solutions.

Brad began his career as a US Marine in the SIGINT space, building and defending classified networks for the Department of Defense during what was then known as the Information Warfare mission, a precursor to the modern cyber missions. With a security-centric passion for the kinetic/digital convergence, he continued to evolve and hone his skills while serving in various technical and leadership capacities for a number of organizations, including Rockwell Automation, Heureka Software, and IOActive.

In his current role as a Security Principal Director at Accenture, Brad has global responsibility for cybersecurity strategy in the Industrial, Embedded and (I)IoT areas for one of the company’s mainline businesses. He directs the position and approach to addressing industry cybersecurity challenges and the evolving risks that affect customers across an array of industries and applications.

Brad remains a highly visible security professional as a mentor, writer and speaker, and remains engaged in the US Intelligence Community. He is a patent holder for nine industrial-centric innovations in cloud computing and architecture, big data, and analytics, with an additional six patents still pending in the cybersecurity arena. As a husband and father of three, Brad is steadfast in his mission in fighting for the digital security of generations to come.

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