Valerie Abend

Managing Director and Lead for North America Financial Services Security, Accenture

Leading Accenture’s North America Financial Services Cybersecurity Practice, Valerie Abend has over 20 years of public and private sector cybersecurity experience. Previously, Abend led the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s cybersecurity and resilience efforts and chaired the US banking regulators’ cybersecurity working group. She was a Managing Director for Bank of New York Mellon and has served at the Federal Reserve Board and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Critical Infrastructure Protection at the Treasury Department. Abend was also an Associate Director at KPMG and served on the White House’s Identity Theft Task Force, as Co-Chair of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council’s policy committee and on the Board of Directors for the Internet Security Alliance.