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Cate Reich, PMPCybersecurity ManagerAccenture Security

Cate Reich is an experienced cybersecurity executive driving to create a community that can operate resiliently in the face of growing and complex cyber threats. Cate's career experience is focused on cybersecurity strategy development, cyber risk management, incident response and remediation, cyber simulation exercises, and technical project management.

Cate is a key leader on the Déjà vu Security Team, a Seattle-based information security and consulting services company Accenture acquired in June 2019. On the team, she supports device security testing and threat assessments for world leading technology providers. She is also a key contributor to Accenture’s Medical Device Security team, working with healthcare organizations to manage risk, minimize incident impacts, and support resilient business operations. Cate has also led Incident Response engagements at Fortune 500 companies, and table-top exercises for clients around the world. Her journey with Accenture started supporting the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence agencies in conducting cybersecurity risk assessments, assessing control compliance across classified networks, and planning for network migrations. Cate serves as the Security Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) lead for the South Market, guiding nearly 500 team members in ensuring the I&D mission is a business imperative.

Previously, as a Technical 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. Cate's I&D passion came to the forefront during her time at DoD where she worked to establish a STEM Internship program for Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Minority Service Institutions. The program’s mission was to diversify the Department's technical workforce through dedicated hands-on experiences to foster a lifelong appreciation for the mission. Pivoting to community service, she developed a Girls for Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS) program at metro D.C. elementary school, and a Book Buddy program matching minority male professional leaders and elementary age boys to establish a forum for minority male mentorship.

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 and coaches youth sports.