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Dangerous Fraud Kelly Bissell, IT Incompetent Accenture Head CISO

By Duane Thresher, Ph.D.          August 27, 2021

Recently, I wrote IT Incompetent Fed IT Company Accenture and CISO Nicole Dean Ransomwared, National Security In Danger, 3 years after I wrote Fed IT Run By Enron's Corrupt Accountant, IT Incompetent Accenture. These focused on IT incompetent Nicole Dean, Accenture Federal Services Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), but with mention of IT incompetent Suzette Kent, former Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) and former Accenture employee who while Fed CIO swung federal IT services contracts to Accenture, and IT incompetent John Edwards, Central Intelligence Agency CIO and former Accenture employee. Still don't think Accenture is completely IT incompetent and a danger to national security? See IT Hiring: Cascade Failure in Principles of IT Incompetence and consider Kelly Bissell, Accenture Global Cybersecurity Lead, essentially Accenture Head CISO. Bissell lies about his IT expertise — he has none and is an extreme IT incompetent — and has been a part of the fraud that is Accenture since before it called itself Accenture. I am willing to back this in court, in case Kelly Bissell and/or Accenture wants to sue me for defamation. Bissell is a danger to national security because, as he brags on social media, he is giving cybersecurity advice to the U.S. head of national security, including cybersecurity, incompetent President Joe Biden, who already surrendered to Russia in the IT war (cyberwar); see U.S. Surrenders in IT War, Starts Paying Tribute to Russia.

As Kelly Bissell himself writes on his LinkedIn page, from 2003 – 2005 he got a Master of Business Administration (MBA), which is not an IT education, the most important IT credential, from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, where foreign-owned Accenture has offices. Not on his LinkedIn page though, is the fact that he got a bachelor's from DeVry University, another notorious for-profit college providing worthless educations, to employers who are even a little knowledgeable, and worthless degrees, to those few who can afford to pay the exorbitant tuition long enough to get one. The federal government would not provide educational loans to those attending DeVry, so should not accept an education from it as a qualification for government jobs, including contractors actually doing those jobs.

IT incompetent Kelly Bissell mentions DeVry University only on his Accenture leadership webpage, where it is much less visible than on his LinkedIn page. What he doesn't mention even there is what his DeVry bachelor's is in, so it is probably not even in IT; if it had been he would have mentioned it.

Desperate to establish his IT expertise, on his Accenture leadership webpage Kelly Bissell fraudulently declares:
In the late 1990s, he worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF and OASIS) to help create the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), by which much of the internet runs.
Bissell's more-detailed LinkedIn page does not say what he was doing in the late 1990's, Jul 1996 – Jan 2000. He does say that he worked at Bell South from Jan – Jun 1996, just 6 months, but only says he was a "program manager", with no other description, particularly about any IT involved; if there had been any IT, he would have mentioned it. Even if this mysterious 4-year gap was spent at for-profit DeVry University (he doesn't mention anywhere when he was at DeVry) getting a fake IT education, it would have occurred after his stint at Bell South, and as student he wouldn't have been working with IETF.

Kelly Bissell mentions the group OASIS, but OASIS played no significant part in creating IPv6. Most tellingly, Bissell claims that "much of the internet runs" on IPv6. This is just wrong. Most of the Internet still runs on Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). Where IPv6 is available it usually runs on top of IPv4, via dual-stacking or some other kluge. Most Internet Service Providers (ISP) still don't even offer IPv6, as I know from frustrating experience (most recently: Verizon, you suck).

In short, it is a near certainty that Kelly Bissell did no IT work, if any work at all, on IPv6. Bissell is an IT incompetent fraud.

IT incompetent Kelly Bissell, Accenture Global Cybersecurity Lead, lying so brazenly on his Accenture leadership webpage is exactly like IT incompetent Ryan Kalember, Proofpoint Cybersecurity Executive Vice President, lying on his; see Proofpoint Investigation: Fraud and Government Email Tampering. It's what IT incompetents do; see IT Hiring: IT Incompetence Breeds Disloyalty and Corruption in Principles of IT Incompetence.

As I explained in IT Incompetent Fed IT Company Accenture and CISO Nicole Dean Ransomwared, National Security In Danger and Fed IT Run By Enron's Corrupt Accountant, IT Incompetent Accenture, Accenture was corrupt from its founding. Enron was the notorious electricity supply corporation that in late 2001 was discovered to be a massive fraud, after being hailed by the media as a wonder company but committing acts like causing blackouts for millions of Californians in order to drive up the price of electricity. Arthur Andersen was a top-five accounting firm that worked for Enron and was dissolved, just after it spun off Accenture, after it was found criminally complicit in Enron's massive fraud. Kelly Bissell was Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen from 2001 – 2002.

Around 2002 Arthur Andersen sold off much of its American operations to British accounting company Deloitte & Touche (officially Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, but usually just called Deloitte). IT incompetent Kelly Bissell was Cyber Risk Services Leader at Deloitte & Touche from Oct 2002 – Jun 2016.

IT incompetent Kelly Bissell could not have been too busy as Cyber Risk Services Leader at Deloitte because as mentioned, from 2003 – 2005 he was busy getting an MBA from Emory University.

In Oct 2017 it was finally made public that, after almost 14 years with Kelly Bissell doing cybersecurity for Deloitte and probably starting while he was still there, Deloitte's email and administrative (root) accounts had been hacked, including those of clients the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (for the preceding agencies, see also the recent The Doomsday Microsoft Government Email Data Breach), as well as the U.S. Postal Service (see also The U.S. Mail SHOULD Be Worried About Email Competition).

From Jun 2016 – present, IT incompetent Kelly Bissell has been Accenture Head CISO and of course this includes during the recent Accenture ransomwaring, as described in IT Incompetent Fed IT Company Accenture and CISO Nicole Dean Ransomwared, National Security In Danger.

IT incompetents, particularly those higher in the hierarchy, spend much of their time on social media, both because they can't do anything else and because they are constantly worried about being outed as incompetents so have to keep pumping up their fake IT expert reputation, which is easy, even for them, on social media. Kelly Bissell is a quintessential example.

On 25 August, IT incompetent Accenture Global Cybersecurity Lead Kelly Bissell bragged on Twitter about taking part in President Joe Biden's cybersecurity summit of companies, in which Biden begged the companies, some foreign-owned and all IT incompetent, for national cybersecurity help, admitting that the U.S. Government can't do it. Biden is right for once — see the Government IT Incompetents Hall Of Shame for example — but he is still incompetent (senile?) for believing IT incompetent executives and companies like Kelly Bissell and Accenture can help.

President Joe Biden had actually already admitted the U.S. Government can't do it, when he agreed to pay Russia the ransom in the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack; see U.S. Surrenders in IT War, Starts Paying Tribute to Russia. All of Biden's empty tough talk — he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin not to do any more cyberattacks, but gave no consequences if he was again ignored — was laughable, or would be if it wasn't a matter of national security.

One of the basic responsibilities of the federal government in the U.S. Constitution is to provide for the common defense, which obviously means a competent one. It is thus a right and I am considering a lawsuit against the federal government for violating my right to a competent national defense by having IT incompetent national cybersecurity.