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2024 Gartner® Market Guide for Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services

Every organization recognizes the importance of proactively building their cyber resilience and responding to and defeating attacks within their networks. The Gartner report provides crucial insights for security and risk management professionals seeking to understand the Digital Forensics and Incident Response Retainer market, evaluate trends, refine requirements, and identify market players.

Key Findings:

  • The growth of cybersecurity incidents, the lack of people and the level of expertise required make digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) retainer services a key element for resilience and cyber readiness.
  • The number of DFIR providers, as well as the types of services they offer, have increased. This can lead to buyer confusion on selecting the appropriate DFIR service.
  • Cyber insurance policies typically require organizations to have a DFIR retainer to ensure a minimum level of readiness and to minimize potential loss. This trend drives retainer adoption and guides vendor selection.

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Gartner, Market Guide for Digital Forensics and Incident Response Retainer Services, Carlos De Sola Caraballo, William Candrick, Wam Voster, 19 June 2024.
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