Andrew Bannon

Andrew Bannon, Partner – Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Consulting, Transformation and Innovation at Tata Consultancy Services
Andrew was born and raised north of Boston in the Merrimack Valley, and is a 1996 graduate of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets. After serving as both an enlisted soldier and officer in the United States Army Infantry, Andrew started his professional career with KPMG Peat Marwick – one of the “Big-4” professional services firms, where he performed technology advisory and integration work to address the Year 2000 computer problem. Following completion of that work, Andrew focused purely on the financial services sector – staying with KPMG for 10+ years providing advisory and integration services to top-tier banking, capital markets and insurance clients. KPMG eventually spun-off their consulting arm to go public – becoming ‘KPMG Consulting’ and later ‘BearingPoint’.
Andrew left BearingPoint in the summer of 2008 and continued his consulting leadership journey with various professional services organizations. He is now a partner in the Consulting and Service Integration Group at Tata Consultancy Services (“TCS”), leading the advisory and transformation business for large, global banking and financial services accounts.
Andrew’s interests outside of work revolve around music, where he has 21+ years’ experience playing guitar. His musical interests expanded into music management, leading him to start his own independent record label in 2004. Andrew currently lives in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife and son, where he is proud to walk around town with his Red Sox hat on.

State of Virginia DECIDE Critical Infrastructure Exercise: National Guard Integration

The participants executed a Cyber Security Exercise on 16 April 2019 to identify gaps in response planning and execution across government both state and local with integration of the Virginia National Guard. Participants included the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Department of Homeland Security, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Fusion Center, Virginia State Police, Virginia National Guard, and the Virginia Defense Force. The distributive desktop exercise was conducted using the DECIDE platform around a county cyber incident escalation scenario. The exercise resulted in identifying over 4 critical issues.

Pacific Northwest Exercise Series: Telecommunication and State Cyber Response Exercise

The participants executed a first in a series of Cyber Security Exercises on 19 March 2019 to identify gaps in response planning and execution across government, academia, military capabilities and private critical infrastructure providers (in this case Telecommunications).  Participants included the University of Washington Center Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC), Washington State CISO, Washington State Emergency Management, Washington National Guard, Department of Homeland Security, a large Telecommunication provider, 5 Industry partners,  the 75th Innovation Command (USAR) and Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI).  The distributive desktop exercise was conducted using the NUARI DECIDE platform around an embedded microphone exploit scenario that impacted State critical capabilities to disaster response.  The exercise resulted in identifying over 7 critical issues.

Norwich University Cybersecurity Program Supports Levi’s® Stadium for 2019 College Football National Championship

Norwich University students in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Information Assurance program provided cybersecurity support to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., during the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship played on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, between Alabama and Clemson. 



Cyber Yankee 2018

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) participated in the National Guard’s Cyber Yankee 2018 exercise by providing senior leaders access to the DECIDE exercise platform. The senior leader exercise was a decision making program that mirrored the larger exercise.



NUARI Partners With Tokyo’s Allied Telesis

As a world leader in providing Secure Enterprise SDN (SES) solutions, Allied Telesis is pleased to partner with Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) to provide cutting-edge training and education services that address cybersecurity competency relative to each level of an organization.

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