Top Firms Identified in New Kennedy Study on High-Growth Cyber Security Consulting Specialty Exclusive Kennedy Vanguard^TM names and assesses leading Cyber Security consulting providers on breadth and depth of key capabilities. Business Wire KEENE, N.H. -- November 12, 2013 Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, the leader in market analysis on the consulting profession, announces the release of Cyber Security Consulting; market research covering a critical consulting space driven by rapid advancement in technology and unrelenting cyber threats from individuals and groups. The report identifies current engagement trends and rates top firms’ specific competencies, strengths and weaknesses. “Daily headlines about cyber breaches have gained the attention of senior executives and board members across industries who have made cyber security a companywide issue,” according to Erin Hichman, Senior Analyst and Lead for IT Consulting Research. “With this in mind, consulting firms that specialize in cyber security can help organizations understand the maturity of their cyber security methods, identify gaps and risks, and deliver solutions that can strengthen their cyber security.” Cyber Security Consulting examines these and other core competencies within the consulting provider landscape, as well as demand for services. It also includes in-depth profiles of Cyber Security consulting firms, with capability maps illustrating each practice’s standing across the key engagement areas of: *Cyber Security Assessment — Evaluates firms’ capabilities for assessing security maturity and determining where sensitive data is located and at risk *Cyber Security Strategy — Evaluates firms’ ability to develop a strategy for cyber security through the use of IT *Cyber Security Architecture — Evaluates firms’ ability to develop IT design that determines where to store and how to access client information, while protecting it from cyber threats *Cyber Security Compliance — Evaluates firms’ capabilities for ensuring clients adopt best practices in cyber security that help them meet their compliance goals and requirements *Cyber Security Governance — Evaluates firms’ ability to develop processes around data management, data quality, data control, data access and risk management in order to manage data appropriately and with accountability *Cyber Security Business Continuity Planning — Evaluates firms’ capabilities for defining a plan that ensures the client can continue operations if a cyber attack occurs *Cyber Security Disaster Recovery Planning — Evaluates firms’ ability to develop processes to determine extent of breach and cost, next steps in remediation or asset recovery process, and roadmap process improvements to prevent recurrence “Clients must learn not only which technologies to leverage in order to run efficient, cost-effective, compliant operations, but how to do so securely,” Hichman added. Profiled firms in Cyber Security Consulting include: *Accenture; Atos; BH Consulting; Booz Allen Hamilton; The Boston Consulting Group; CSC; Dell; Deloitte; EY; Fishnet Security; Grant Thornton; HP; IBM; KPMG; PA Consulting; Protiviti; PwC; and SAIC About Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory A Bloomberg BNA Business Founded in 1970, Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory provides accurate and reliable market sizing and forecasts on consulting services world-wide, needs-analysis and vendor profiling for buyers of consulting services, timely and insightful intelligence on the top consulting firms in their respective markets, and operational benchmarks that measure consulting performance. Kennedy's research spans multiple service areas, client vertical industries, and geographies. Our analysts provide expert commentary at consulting industry events world-wide, and offer custom research for Management Consulting and IT Services firms. Kennedy's advisory services provide results-oriented strategic guidance to buyers and sellers of consulting services. Our clientele consists of Fortune 500 companies and the most highly regarded professional services firms in the world. Kennedy’s parent company, Bloomberg BNA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg L.P., is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. More information is available for you at www.kennedyinfo.com/consulting. Contact: Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory Daniel Houder, +1-603-357-8200 President email@example.com www.kennedyinfo.com/consulting/
Top Firms Identified in New Kennedy Study on High-Growth Cyber Security Consulting Specialty
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