NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in the recently published “IDC MarketScape: U.S. Incident Readiness, Response, and Resiliency 2018 Vendor Assessment” (Doc #US43588417, March 2018).
Accenture was recognized for its cyber adversarial thinking approach, flexibility in the use of endpoint detection and response tools, forensic capabilities as well as breadth of eradication knowledge and skills.
“Being recognized as a Leader in this report is an important recognition of Accenture’s fundamentally differentiated approach to delivering incident response services,” said Justin Harvey, managing director, Accenture Security, Cyber Investigation & Forensics Response. “We are honored that our clients give great feedback to our ability to provide pre-cyberattack readiness and post-cyberattack resiliency. We are committed to continued investment in our highly-skilled specialists, methods, and advanced technologies to help our clients quickly hunt and drive out cyber adversaries which can be specific to each industry.”
The report highlights Accenture’s investment in several areas, including cloud-based IR with attention to identity and access management controls, industry-specific solutions for both IR and threat hunting, and process automation to enhance the efficiency of SOC analysts, artificial intelligence/machine learning related to certain aspects of IR services delivery, and security personnel recruitment and training.
The report evaluated Accenture and four other service providers with an established reputation for providing core and complementary incident response offerings, encompassing readiness, response, and resiliency.
Capabilities assessed in the report, include:
- IR services delivery methods (remote, onsite, private cloud, and public cloud)
- Methodology, including approach to analyzing, scoping, and validating incidents for purposes of prioritizing IR activities
- Customer communication strategy
- Incident checklists and documentation
- Investigation and case management tools
- Threat intelligence and big data and analytics capabilities
- Service-level agreements (SLAs), retainers, and onboarding processes
- Bench strength and skills of IR personnel
- Talent acquisition, retention, and education/reskilling
“Organizations are constantly faced with a growing number of threat actors, each with their own unique techniques, means and motives. This means that business must proactively take steps to ensure they are prepared for and can manage the immediate aftermath of a cyberattack,” said Christina Richmond, IDC program director, Worldwide Security Services. “Accenture’s battle-tested incident response methods and procedures are informed by a deep knowledge of cyber adversaries and designed to help clients quickly react to security issues.”
The Leader designation from IDC MarketScape is the latest recognition for the company. Accenture was recently positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape “Worldwide Managed Security Services 2017 Vendor Assessment" (Doc #US41320917, August 2017) and the “Western Europe Managed Security Services 2017 Vendor Assessment” (Doc #EMEA42345617, August 2017).
More information about Accenture Incident Response Services can be found here.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
Accenture Security helps organizations build resilience from the inside out, so they can confidently focus on innovation and growth. Leveraging its global network of cybersecurity labs, deep industry understanding across client value chains and services that span the security lifecycle, Accenture protects organizations’ valuable assets, end-to-end. With services that include strategy and risk management, cyber defense, digital identity, application security and managed security, Accenture enables businesses around the world to defend against known sophisticated threats, and the unknown. Follow us @AccentureSecure on Twitter or visit us at www.accenture.com/security.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.