IDC MarketScape Names Accenture a Leader in Incident Preparedness Services | Your money

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 8, 2022–

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been positioned as a leader in IDC MarketScape’s analysis of global incident preparedness providers.

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The report – ” IDC MarketScape: Rating of Incident Preparedness Service Providers Worldwide 2021 (Doc #US46741420, November 2021) — analyzes 14 service providers in global incident preparedness services, reviewing the quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected buyer needs.

Among Accenture’s notable strengths, the report cites:

  • Accenture differentiates itself through investments that add human capital and intellectual property (IP). The acquisitions of FusionX, Maglan, iDefense, Deja vu Security, Revolutionary Security, Context IS and Symantec CSS illustrate how Accenture Security has acquired capabilities, brands, solutions and experienced practitioners.
  • The company’s experience in complex, business-critical investigations and exposure to intelligence and threats in critical infrastructure informs preparedness services. Technical expertise and in-depth knowledge help customers understand the adversary and assess their ability to prepare for and respond to cyber incidents.
  • One client noted the longevity of the Accenture team that interacts with the client and described the relationship as more of a partner than a supplier.

The report showcases examples of Accenture’s investments in incident preparedness, including Accenture Labs’ development of the CyTwin cyber-digital twin platform, which gathers information from a client network to create a virtual “twin” of the environment, and then helps predict possible paths an attacker could take through the network. According to the report, “CyTwin allows customers to see what an attacker might do and consider weighted probabilities of different paths to determine where to most effectively apply security investments.”

Robert Boyce, who leads Accenture’s global incident response and transformation services, said, “We are delighted and proud to be recognized by IDC MarketScape for the strength of our global incident preparedness strategy. for our customers. From cyberattack simulations to incident response planning, we continuously assess and work with our customers so that when a cyberattack happens, and not if a cyberattack happens, they have the confidence to remediate the situation. and quickly resume their activities. IDC MarketScape’s report analysis proves that our in-depth understanding of our clients’ industry and our IR Playbook help us meet client needs and improve their security posture.

Christina Richmond, Vice President of IDC’s Security Services Research Practice, said, “When it comes to combating cyber threats, organizations need to think not just about their investments in prevention, but also to their proactive approach, in order to be ready to react when attacks occur. Incident preparedness service providers like Accenture have investigative experience and in-depth knowledge of threat intelligence, and they continue to innovate their approach to training and exercises that build the cyber resilience of their organizations. clients.

In addition to being named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape, Accenture recently positioned itself as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Global Cybersecurity Consulting Providers, Q4 2021 and the IDC MarketScape: Assessment of Managed Security Service Providers Worldwide 2020 (Doc #US46235320, September 2020).

More information on Accenture’s incident response services and position can be found in the IDC MarketScape report. here.

About IDC MarketScape

The IDC MarketScape Vendor Assessment Model is designed to provide insight into the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) vendors in a given market. The research methodology uses a rigorous scoring methodology based on qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a unique graphical illustration of each vendor’s position in a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework within which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future 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 potential vendors.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with industry-leading digital, cloud and security capabilities. Combining unparalleled experience and specialist skills in more than 40 industries, we offer strategy and advisory, interactive, technology and operational services, all powered by the world’s largest network of advanced technology and intelligent operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving customers in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our customers, employees, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

Accenture Security is a leading provider of end-to-end cybersecurity services, including advanced cyber defense, applied cybersecurity solutions and managed security operations. We bring security innovation coupled with global scale and global delivery capability through our network of advanced technology and intelligent operations centers. Aided by our team of highly skilled professionals, we enable our clients to safely innovate, build cyber resilience and grow with confidence. follow us @AccentureSecure on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit us at

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