Gartner Research

Market Guide for Organization Security Certification Services

Published: 02 May 2019

ID: G00361167

Analyst(s): Sam Olyaei , Khushbu Pratap


SOC 2, SOC 2+, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HITRUST and cloud security certifications can be perplexing and resource-intensive endeavors. Security and risk management leaders need to move beyond compliance and toward stakeholder-driven security assurance.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Security Assessment and Certification Services
  • Market Description

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Certifications, Accreditation and Adoption
    • Voluntary Standards and Guidance Adoption
    • Regulations and Industry-Mandate-Driven Standards and Guidance Adoption
    • Mappings: Significant Overlap Among the Security Standards/Guidance
    • SOC for Cybersecurity
    • Cloud Security Certifications/Attestations
    • Privacy-Related Security Assessments

Representative Vendors

  • Market Introduction
  • A-LIGN
  • BSI
  • Coalfire
  • Crowe
  • EY and EY CertifyPoint
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Schellman

Market Recommendations

  • Plan, Obtain and Maintain a Useful Security Certification

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