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Deloitte one of the globe’s leading information security consulting firms, says leading ratings company

Deloitte has been named one of the leading information security consulting firms in the world in the latest, globally-respected Forrester review on information security consulting services.

“The ratings, undertaken by the US-based Forrester consulting group, is regarded throughout the information security consulting industry as the referral point for achievement across the world,” said Ritasha Jethva, Senior Manager in Risk Advisory at Deloitte.

“Forrester’s evaluation covers 42 criteria in the information security consulting services market. It examines aspects such as client focus, technical expertise, breadth of services offered and a consultancy’s global reach,” said Jethva.

In its evaluation of the industry, Forrester stressed that changing demands in the IT industry, particularly those of increased security threats, is increasingly requiring chief information security officers (CISOs) to seek outside assistance.

“The sheer number of threats and new regulations are overwhelming many security programs. At the same time, skilled information security practitioners are difficult to find, so companies are having a tougher time staffing teams to meet growing challenges,” says Forrester.

In the new environment, adds Forrester, CISOs need trusted advisors to help them align their businesses with information security needs, to develop effective budgets, foster business unit participation and compliance, and also to evaluate and manage third-party relationships.

“When selecting top performers, the Forrester survey said, Deloitte focused on thought leadership, organisational transformation, risk management and business to its 4 985 clients, while some other vendors saw consultancy merely as a stepping stone for engaging the client with their managed service offerings.

“Deloitte topped the rankings overall when it was rated on its current offering, leading the sections relating to service offerings and client feedback. Forrester, in its summary, recommended that clients facing large-scale challenges and looking for a vendor that could marry deep technical abilities with strong business processes, should look to Deloitte for solutions,” said Jethva.

“The firm was also rated highly in the strategy section for its value proposition and was among the leaders when rated on ‘market presence’ measured by client base and engagement and financials,” said Jethva.

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