IDC recognizes Accenture for comprehensive professional security services

In the latest “IDC MarketScape: Asia Pacific Professional Security Services – Advisory, Assessment, and Awareness 2020 Vendor Assessment,” Accenture was recognized as having one of the most comprehensive security advisory and security assessment offerings under its professional security services.

These security solutions help clients improve the efficiencies of security programs and alignment with the business, accelerating digital transformation, and supporting what the firm refers to as the “Modern CISO” agenda.

According to clients’ feedback, Accenture’s deep technical knowledge, effective onboarding, accuracy, and response time are highly regarded by the organizations within the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition, the report cited that Accenture’s acquisition of Deja vu Security in 2019, a privately held company that specializes in security design and testing of enterprise software platforms and internet of things (IoT) technologies, is expected to strengthen the firm’s capabilities for securing product development life cycle for connected solutions.

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“Addressing cybersecurity challenges has never been more important than in times of crisis and it has been critical to evolve the security narrative from IT/cybersecurity to cyber resilience for our clients,” said Andrew McLauchlan, managing director, Accenture Security in the Asia Pacific. “The next evolution is trust — which builds on good security posture, cyber-resilience but goes beyond, as it includes reliability, ethics, and privacy in addition to security. The IDC MarketScape acknowledges our strengths in the region and we look forward to building on this strong leadership position.”

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The report examined Accenture and 16 different vendors offering professional security services in the highly competitive and vibrant Asia Pacific market between 2019 and 2020. The participating organizations were meticulously evaluated using the IDC MarketScape model, which reviews the vendors’ capabilities and strategies against an extensive list of scoring criteria and parameters. These include the comprehensiveness of their offerings, portfolio benefits delivered, market execution, service delivery, customer experience, and customer satisfaction.

“IT organizations should work with professional security services providers to enhance the internal competence level of handling threats, vulnerabilities, and more importantly manage this strategic shift to ensure effective risk mitigation and boost the trust. After all, digital trust builds up the foundation of a strong cyberdefense and cyber-resilience,” said Cathy Huang, associate research director, IDC Asia/Pacific Services and Security.”