Accenture Security has been named as a Leader in the latest Forrester Research report on European cybersecurity consulting providers. The report titled, “The Forrester Wave™: European Cybersecurity Consulting Providers, Q4 2019” states that “Accenture is a good fit for chief information security officers who want to transform their security programs quickly and need both deep technical and strategy expertise.”
To assess the state of the information security consulting market in Europe, Forrester evaluated strengths and weaknesses of top firms to provide an analysis of key differentiators against a comprehensive set of 21 criteria. The evaluation criteria for the Forrester Wave report are grouped into three high-level categories: ‘Current Offering’, ‘Strategy’ and ‘Market Presence’.
Out of the 15 firms evaluated, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) received among the highest scores in the ‘Strategy’ category. Across all three of the high-level categories, Accenture received the highest scores possible in 17 of the 21 criteria, such as: cyberconsulting practice vision, executive engagement and business acumen, engagement delivery model innovation, security team engagement, European pricing models and asset-based pricing, and European practice size.
The report notes that “Accenture demonstrated some of the strongest industry knowledge of the firms we evaluated through its industry-specific business process models (industry value chains), with clear linkages to cybersecurity risk within business processes.”
“We have made significant investments in Accenture’s cybersecurity consulting capabilities in Europe over the past four years, with more to come,” said Paolo Dal Cin, managing director, Accenture Security lead for Europe and Latin America. “We believe this recognition by Forrester further validates our strategic approach to cybersecurity services and the high-quality work we do on behalf of clients to help them secure their businesses end-to-end. We will continue to invest heavily in joint client innovation, our people and differentiated solutions tailored to our client’s industry needs so they can grow securely.”
The Forrester Wave™: European Cybersecurity Consulting Providers, Q4 2019 can be accessed here: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insights/security/leading-security-firm-forrester.aspx
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