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​KPMG International has again been named leader in information security consulting services

KPMG again leads in information security consulting

According to the report "The Forrester Wave™: Information Security Consulting Services, Q3 2017".

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KPMG International has again been named leader in information security consulting services by research firm Forrester Research Inc. in its report The Forrester Wave™: Information Security Consulting Services, Q3 2017.

According to the report: “KPMG has the clearest, most direct vision… [asserting] its desire to help CISOs and boards of directors come together on information security as a business issue, not an IT issue."

“Client references consistently mentioned one area of differentiation for KPMG that provides high value: consultants with operational experience who have deeper insights on the day-to-day battles clients fight than typical service delivery personnel with just a consulting background," wrote the report's authors in The Forrester Wave™: Information Security Consulting Services, Q3 2017.

“Cyber security used to be viewed only as a technology discipline," said Greg Bell, who Co-Leads KPMG's Global Cyber Security practice, along with Akhilesh Tuteja. “But cyber now permeates every aspect of the business. When executed properly, it can help with business growth, as well as protect brands and customers. We're equally at ease working with client teams in operations, finance, and innovation; as we are with IT and compliance."

“As we can see from the headlines, cybersecurity incidents are becoming all-too-common. The traditional approach when cybersecurity is considered an IT issue rather than the entire company's concern is not only outdated, but simply dangerous. The top management of Russian business are starting to catch up on that, somewhat overdue, but the trend looks positive. Our mission as a company which provides cross-functional services is to explain cybersecurity risks in the way the management will be able to understand them. And our recognition as leaders in information security consulting confirms that we are on the right track," commented KPMG Information Risk Management in Russia and the CIS Senior Manager Ilya Shalenkov.

You can read more about the report here.

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