IDC MarketScape Names Booz Allen a Leader in U.S. Cyber Response

Oct 30, 2018 3:25 PM ET

Cybersecurity remains an increasing concern and investment priority for organizations across the globe. Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $133.7 billion in 2022, 45 percent greater than the $92.1 billion forecast for 2018, according to tech analyst firm IDC. IDC MarketScape recognized Booz Allen’s work in cybersecurity by positioning the company as a Leader in U.S. Incident Response in its September 2018 report.

IDC MarketScape noted Booz Allen’s hiring methodology and research and development initiatives. “Our deep bench of cyber talent allows us to respond immediately to incidents,” said Bill Phelps, executive vice president at Booz Allen. “But beyond responding, we work with clients before they experience an event to make sure they’re ready to act decisively and maintain resilience if an attack occurs. And after an incident, we help speed clients’ recovery and apply lessons learned toward preventing future attacks.”

“Large enterprises that want a large team of security service talent on the bench as well as strong government-grade capabilities should consider Booz Allen,” IDC MarketScape stated in its 2018 Vendor Assessment report IDC MarketScape: U.S. Incident Readiness, Response, and Resiliency Services 2018 Vendor Assessment — Beyond the Big 5 Consultancies (doc # US44257117, September 2018).

“IDC MarketScape used a rigorous vendor assessment methodology and recognized only a handful of companies in its Leaders Category,” Phelps continued. “We could not be prouder to be among them.”

This recognition by IDC MarketScape represents just one of Booz Allen’s cyber distinctions this year. The company was ranked #1 for Professional Security Services in North America by market research firm Frost & Sullivan.

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