• 02-OCT-2017

Organisations must take a holistic and proactive approach to cybersecurity

PwC is a leader in the ALM Vanguard for Cybersecurity Consulting

As the threat environment intensifies, cybersecurity consulting is evolving. Gone are the days where cybersecurity was limited to the IT function with a focus on technology and incident response; today’s threat environment heralds an era in which organisations must take a holistic, proactive approach to cybersecurity involving a top-down approach encompassing business processes, governance and infrastructure. Many companies are largely unprepared to navigate through policies, procedures, technologies and techniques to shore-up their cyber defenses. As such, there is now more need than ever to engage with cyber experts. To meet this need, consulting firms are responding with services to help clients develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that reduces risk, creates awareness and develops plans for incident response and business continuity in case of an attack. 

The leaders are at the top of the market in terms of their capabilities to create client impact through their depth of expertise and ability to deploy it across a range of engagement models. They are unique in their ability to independently execute end-to-end projects across the full spectrum of client contexts. They range from providers in the top quintile in terms of depth of capability for low-complexity engagement models to those that combine above-average depth of capability, with the ability to deploy it across high-complexity engagement models. 

The authors of the report, Erin Hichman and Laura Becker  states that “PwC stays ahead of the curve by closely watching market and client trends, and aligning the firm’s cybersecurity investments and services to meet current and anticipated needs.”

They went on to say that “PwC provides clients with cybersecurity and privacy services that are segmented into four components to cover PwC’s “strategy through execution” mantra: strategy and transformation, privacy and consumer protection, implementation and operations, and incident and threat management. PwC’s approach to cybersecurity is to allow market and client trends guide the direction of its services, focus and investment.”

Sean Joyce, PwC’s US Cybersecurity and Privacy Services Leader said:

“We are really proud of this recognition by ALM Intelligence.  We help our clients to understand any potential security weak spots and equip them with the tools necessary to detect, respond and resolve these threats.  We make sure they know how to safeguard their most critical assets so that their brand is protected and they can continue to innovate.”

*ALM Intelligence, formerly Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory. 


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