Gartner Information Technology Research

Market Guide for Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services

Published: 11 December 2019

ID: G00381238

Analyst(s): Toby Bussa , Brian Reed


Incident response retainers are critical to organizations that need assistance responding to cybersecurity incidents. Security and risk management leaders should use this Market Guide to assess their IR strategies and identify providers that can improve organizational resilience.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description
    • Types of Retainers
    • Retainer Characteristics
    • Prerequisites Before Signing an IR Retainer Agreement

Market Direction

  • There Are Many Choices, and Differentiation Is Difficult
  • Specialist IR Skills Are Needed to Complete Incident Investigations
  • Incident Responders Must Know How to Handle Digital Forensic Evidence

Market Analysis

Representative Vendors

  • Market Introduction

Market Recommendations

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