Kris Burkhardt


As Accenture’s Chief Information Security Officer, Kris leads a global team of security experts charged with protecting company, client and employee data. Reporting to Accenture’s Chief Operating Officer, Kris oversees global information security operations including security technology architecture and operations, client data protection, risk reduction strategies, incident response, the cybersecurity integration of acquisitions and an award-winning employee training program.

Prior, Kris helped create Accenture’s global Information Security capability, and led the technology and operations  areas, including Accenture’s global security operations center. In that role, he was responsible for developing, implementing and operating solutions to monitor and maintain Accenture’s security posture. He has also held positions with Accenture’s internal IT team where he led ERP transformation efforts and helped to develop many of Accenture’s offshore development capabilities. Since joining Accenture in 1995, Kris served clients in the US, Tokyo and Australia before making the move to internal IT and Information Security.