Gartner Research

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

Summary

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

Analysis

  • 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?

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.