EY has been named a Leader in Professional Security Services in the GCC region by the IDC MarketScape.
The report is based on a comprehensive framework assessing 20 providers in the regional professional security services market on their current capabilities and future strategies in addressing the cybersecurity challenges faced by end-user organizations across the region.
According to the IDC MarketScape: GCC Professional Security Services 2020 Vendor Assessment, “EY has been able to create one of the largest teams of cybersecurity professionals in the region. Alongside the company's history of cybersecurity consulting worldwide and its partnerships with local and global technology and services players, this SOC makes EY one of the strongest cybersecurity services providers in the region. The company has invested in developing local talent and creating a large staff of cybersecurity professionals who are bilingual (in Arabic and English) and are nationals of GCC countries, which gives EY an added advantage in driving customer relations and satisfaction.”1
Wasim Khan, EY MENA Consulting Leader, says:
“We are extremely proud to be recognized by the IDC MarketScape as a GCC Leader in Professional Security Services. The diversity, depth and breadth of our team are a testament to our dedication to supporting security practices in the GCC region. The COVID-19 pandemic fast-tracked digitalization across all sectors, leaving no room for security uncertainty. Our broad cyber consulting portfolio which includes managed security services, have been crucial to executing critical turnkey programs quickly and efficiently for our clients in uncertain times.”
Clinton Firth, EY Africa, India and Middle East Cybersecurity Leader, says:
“The EY Cybersecurity team is very happy for recognition of the hard work over the years to build a world leading practice in the GCC, that is absolutely focused and driven to solve the most complex issues that our clients face. We will continue to invest and grow our cybersecurity business from strength to strength with the right professionals and assets to solely serve the continuing client demand; all in the face of the ever-increasing cybersecurity threats our client face.”
Varun Kukreja, Senior Program Manager at IDC, says:
“Though EY has been a critical Digital Transformation player in the region for more than a decade, their Cybersecurity practice has been pivotal in differentiating itself in almost all facets of portfolio offerings. More so, EY cybersecurity team dedicates itself towards co-innovating with their client base and taking problem solving to an elevated level."
EY continues to expand its security offerings, talents, and investments in the five core competencies of: strategy, risk, compliance, and resilience; data protection and privacy; identity and access management; architecture, engineering, and emerging tech; and next-gen security operations and response.
To learn more about EY Consulting, visit ey.com/consulting.
To view the report visit, https://idcdocserv.com/META47033220e_EY.
1IDC MarketScape: GCC Professional Security Services 2020 Vendor Assessment, IDC #META47033220, December 2020
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About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market 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 prospective vendors.
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