July 19, 2022

Accenture Ranks No. 1 in Cybersecurity Service Providers by HFS Research

Accenture recognized as a global cybersecurity powerhouse putting customer-centricity and innovation at the forefront of its strategy

NEW YORK; July 19, 2022 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been recognized as the No. 1 cybersecurity service provider overall in a new report from industry analyst firm HFS Research.

The report, “The HFS Top 10: Cybersecurity Service Providers, 2022,” assessed 15 service providers’ capabilities across a defined series of criteria to identify how well service providers help their enterprise clients effectively improve their cybersecurity posture. In addition to achieving the top overall ranking, Accenture ranked No. 1 in eight of the 11 evaluation criteria: scale of cybersecurity business; growth of cybersecurity business; overall execution; strategy and vision; co-innovation and collaboration; emerging trends readiness; overall innovation; and OneOffice alignment.

“Our position in this HFS report reflects our mission to help clients build cyber resilience through transformative solutions that better protect them in today’s constantly evolving cyber threat landscape,” said Paolo Dal Cin, who leads Accenture Security globally. “We focus not only on traditional cybersecurity safeguards but on new and emerging technology areas such as quantum computing, edge computing, the metaverse and more. As our clients move to the cloud and explore these new technologies, we are ready to support their journey.”

Accenture has been recognized as the top cybersecurity service provider in new report
from industry analyst firm HFS Research

Among Accenture’s strengths the report cites are its:

According to HFS, one of Accenture’s key differentiators is its “next-generation IT and OT security operations centers.” Recently, Accenture joined the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), which now includes Industrial Control Systems (ICS) experts.

“Accenture has built deep expertise and capabilities across all areas of the cybersecurity value chain,” said Ralph Aboujaoude Diaz, practice leader, Digital Trust and Cybersecurity at HFS Research. “Accenture is putting client-centricity, partners’ ecosystem, and innovation at the forefront of its cybersecurity strategy.”

In addition to being ranked as the No. 1 cybersecurity service provider by HFS Research,
Accenture was recently positioned as a Leader in the latest IDC MarketScape analysis of managed security services (MSS) providers in Europe and in two Forrester reports on cybersecurity: The Forrester Wave™: Global Cybersecurity Consulting Providers, Q4 2021 and The Forrester Wave™: European Cybersecurity Consulting Providers, Q3 2021.

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