Deloitte is the top global provider of
information security and risk consulting services for the second
year in a row due to its “maniacal customer focus and technical
expertise”, according to a report by Forrester Research.

Forrester Wave: Information Security And
Risk Consulting Service, Q3 2010
provides an independent
assessment of the IT security and risk management services market
by evaluating 12 providers across a set of 75 criteria categorised
under strategy, current offering and market presence.

Deloitte ranked the highest across all of the
three categories.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Ernst &
Young and consulting company Accenture followed Deloitte as top
providers due to their security expertise, breadth of services and
global reach.

Forrester Research reported that PwC works
with a diverse set of clients and has the largest practice in the
area. In the past 12 months the global network has worked on more
than 23,000 engagements.

KPMG, which also featured in the list, was
said to provide excellent strategic work and boast great client
feedback through its global practice. KPMG’s practice was found to
be strongest in the European and North American markets where it
had about 1,800 and 1,500 clients respectively.