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The Forrester Wave™: Information Security Consulting Services, Q1 2013

Ernst & Young, Deloitte, IBM, Accenture, PwC, And KPMG Lead, With Wipro Following Close Behind

February 1, 2013


  • By Ed Ferrara,
  • Andrew Rose
  • with Christopher McClean,
  • Nick Hayes,
  • Kelley Mak

Why Read This Report

The information security consulting market is growing explosively because security and risk professionals often lack the skill and bandwidth to accomplish their increasingly difficult mission. To help security and risk pros deal with the onslaught of new risks and regulations, consulting firms offer high-quality security strategy, process, and technology skills. In Forrester's 42-criteria evaluation of the information security consulting services market, the Leaders, Ernst & Young (EY), Deloitte, IBM, Accenture, PwC, and KPMG, all demonstrated tenacious client focus, deep technical expertise, wide breadth of services, and substantial global reach. The Strong Performers, Wipro, HP, Verizon, and BT Global Services (BT), all pushed the Leaders, providing excellent security skills and boasting good-to-great client feedback. The Leaders and Strong Performers all have their respective strengths, and some weaknesses, but each has the ability to step in and step up to solve real security challenges for security and risk pros.

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  • Forrester Wave™: Information Security Consulting Services, Q1 '13

Table of Contents

  • CISOs Need Help With Both Skills And Bandwidth
  • Choose A Consultant That Complements Your Strengths
  • Information Security Consulting Evaluation Overview
  • Global Threats Increase Sense Of Urgency And Need For Help
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material