Top Firms Identified in New Kennedy Study on High-Growth Cyber Security Consulting Specialty

  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
  *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

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