Mark Fernandes has joined Micro Focus as the Global (SecOps) Cyber Defense Strategist. In his previous role Mr. Fernandes was a Global Cyber Leader at Accenture, with over thirty (30) years of experience in Cybersecurity, twenty-seven (27) of which he served the Big-4 Consulting firms (E&Y and Deloitte). Mr. Fernandes has worked with some of the most complex organizations globally to build advanced cyber command centers, with a focus on pragmatic but effective continuously evolving capability. Mr. Fernandes is well connected globally with key strategic customer relationships in the America’s, Europe and Asia. Given his tenure in consulting, Mark Fernandes also has deep relationships with key consulting firms and System Integrators. Mr. Fernandes is also considered a pioneer in Security Operations, having launched some of the first centers in the mid 90’s including the first rollout of the US Federal SOC for the US 2000 Presidential Elections.