The ALM Intelligence Vanguard—Cybersecurity Consulting Research

ALM Intelligence’s report, “The ALM Vanguard: Cybersecurity Consulting” analyzes market trends driving consulting demand; identifying consulting providers as leaders, challengers and contenders reflecting their current capabilities.  With the RSA Conference upon us, it is timely to take a deeper dive into what consultants are doing to drive value-based business outcomes for clients in a digitally-disrupted market. Major market trends include:

Cybersecurity and the Digital Revolution

High-profile breaches caused panic amongst the Board/C-suite, pushing cybersecurity to the top of the agenda with an increased willingness to invest. As the threat environment continues to intensify, led by increased digital vulnerabilities with emerging technologies; digital transformation adds millions of endpoints that are potentially uncontainable. Consultants are working with clients to minimize risk; understanding that it is impossible to eliminate risk entirely. There are risk trade-offs to be made and the goal is to identify an organization’s key assets and to “buy-down” the risks as much as possible with top-down buy-in from the C-suite to the CISO (the “knitter” across the organization) to all employees. 

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