Cybersecurity Talent Handbook – Guide to Cybersecurity Skills Across the Globe
Thematic Report

24 Jun 2021
by Sakshi Garg

With cyberattacks on the rise, companies today have no choice but to implement cybersecurity systems, mechanisms, and policies. Cyber threats have grown in scope, sophistication, and strategy, making the cybersecurity space more complex and difficult to tread. The pandemic has also led to a spike in phishing attacks, malware spams and ransomware attacks, with attackers using COVID-19 as bait to impersonate brands, misleading employees and customers. Thus, it is more important than ever for companies to implement best cybersecurity practices. The need is also driving increased demand for cybersecurity services delivery. To remain competitive, market participants need to relook at their location strategies and develop a delivery portfolio that integrates with the blueprint of their “go-digital” agenda.

This Everest Group handbook assists market stakeholders in identifying the right locations to support cybersecurity services. It highlights the relative attractiveness of leading global locations for supporting cybersecurity and allied services based on a holistic and multi-faceted assessment, covering 15+ parameters.


The handbook analyzes the cybersecurity delivery attractiveness of 24 delivery locations across all geographies and industries.


This handbook evaluates the cybersecurity delivery attractiveness of 24 delivery locations on two broad dimensions:

  • Enablers: Includes an assessment of enabling drivers essential to deliver cybersecurity services, based on 10 parameters, grouped into four clusters:
    • Infrastructure
    • Talent potential
    • Collaboration ecosystem
    • Business environment
  • Talent pulse: Includes an assessment of market maturity for delivery of cybersecurity services, based on six parameters, grouped into three clusters:
    • Adoption maturity
    • Competitive intensity
    • Financial feasibility

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Locations Insider™

Sourcing and Vendor Management


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