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ALM Intelligence Identifies Best Cybersecurity Consultants

2018 Vanguard Buyer Ratings Guide Rates Global Providers and Specialists

New York, NY – October 4, 2018 – ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of Cybersecurity consulting providers. Seven firms were identified as leaders in the consulting industry: Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, Optiv and PwC. In just the last year since the 2017 Cybersecurity Vanguard report, the landscape has changed dramatically.

“In this era of rapidly-changing digital transformation, our increasingly connected, data-driven society through technologies such as IoT, OT, cloud, and mobile, cybersecurity consulting has never seen greater demand – with threat risks and entry points growing exponentially,” said Laura Becker, Senior Research Analyst at ALM Intelligence. “Clients are seeking to use consultants in ways to protect the organization, their customers and their brand. Consultants’ are bringing capabilities to identify gaps, and to find the right level of investment in security and governance across digitally-transformed organizations; to comply with new regulatory requirements such as GDPR; to address client talent shortages; and to be more proactive in general about embedding cybersecurity throughout business processes given significant accountability from Boards, regulators and the market to ensure security and privacy.”

Providers that attained challenger status include: Boston Consulting Group, Capgemini Consulting, CGI Consulting, Crowe LLP, Mandiant, a FireEye company, and Protiviti, Inc. Other firms that were rated include: Accenture LLP, Bain & Company, Cognizant Technology Services, FTI Consulting, Inc., Herjavec Group, IBM Consulting Group, root9B, LLC, Secureworks, Inc., and West Monroe Partners, LLC.

ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. In addition to its overall rating assessments of consulting providers’ depth and breadth of capabilities and best-in-class provider designations, this series includes detailed capability evaluations for each covered provider as well as a qualitative analysis of their consulting organization, approach, and service delivery model.

For more information or to obtain the full version of The ALM Vanguard: Best Cybersecurity Consulting, visit the ALM Intelligence website:

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