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Q&A for When and How to Use an External Service Provider for a Security Assessment

Published: 21 March 2011

ID: G00211151

Analyst(s): Kelly Kavanagh


Gartner clients often ask when they should use consultants for security assessment projects, and how to choose one. This is an example of a typical conversation.

Table Of Contents


  • When should we consider using external security consulting support for security assessments?
  • Is there anything we should be alert for when using a security assessment provider?
  • How do we choose the best external service provider for an assessment?
  • What will a security assessment cost?
  • Are there any terms and conditions we need to ensure we establish with the consultations?

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