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Cate Reich

Accenture
Manager, Health & Public Service Security
Cate Reich is an experienced cybersecurity practitioner who strives to help businesses build the cyber resilience they need to combat today’s growing and complex cyber threats. Her career has been focused on cybersecurity strategy development, cyber risk management, incident response and remediation, and cyber simulation exercises. At Accenture, Cate is the chief of staff for Health & Public Service Security in North America. Her responsibilities include managing security innovation investment projects, strategic plan development and execution, operational metrics tracking, and technical project delivery for security solutions across healthcare. Cate has also led incident response engagements at Fortune 500 companies and tabletop exercises for clients around the world and worked with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence agencies, where she conducted cybersecurity risk assessments, evaluated control compliance across classified networks, and planned for network migrations. Previously, as a project manager for DoD’s Test Resource Management Center, Cate managed classified joint service software development projects and supported the National Cyber Range in weapon system cyber simulation exercises. She has a passion for inclusion and diversity and worked to establish an organization-sponsored Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) outreach program. She developed an internship program across DoD test ranges for minority students, as well as a Girls for Engineering, Math, and Science (GEMS) program at local elementary schools. Cate’s technical project management career has been shaped by experiences across the public, private, government, and non-profit sectors. Her diverse background includes work with the Library of Congress, international associations, and non-profit organizations. Cate received her Master of Science in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland University College and her Bachelor of Arts from York College of Pennsylvania. Cate lives with her family in the Metro D.C. area where she leads Girl Scouts, actively speaks to community groups on cybersecurity careers and online safety, and coach’s youth sports.

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Thursday, October 17
 

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