PricewaterhouseCoopers recognized as a leader in information security and IT risk consulting

    Independent research firm's evaluation of information security and IT
    risk consulting providers finds PwC a leader because of superior
    understanding of business requirements coupled with deep technical skills

    TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has been named
a leader in the March, 2009 "The Forrester Wave(TM): Information Security And
IT Risk Consulting, Q1 2009" report by Forrester Research.
PricewaterhouseCoopers was among the select organizations that Forrester
invited to participate in the report, which provides an independent assessment
of the IT security and risk management services marketplace.
    "Information security and risk management are critical components of any
organization's efforts to not only mitigate risk, but to reduce costs and
improve performance," said Robert Scott, Canadian leader of PwC's Technology
practice. "We're seeing a renewed focus on the importance of effective
security and risk strategies at client organizations, and we are continuing to
grow and develop our practice to help our clients solve some of their most
pressing security and risk related issues."
    According to the report, "PwC has one of the largest information security
and risk practices globally. The firm has a long history of innovations in
this space and continues to be a significant presence with pragmatic
solutions. PwC is ideally suited for organizations that want to view IT risk
from practical and holistic views and take them from assessment through to
implementation. PwC's strength is to connect these capabilities, based on its
vast expertise in this space."
    Scott adds: "When managing IT in a downturn it is critical that
organizations take a pragmatic and practical approach to IT risk, and that
they understand and respond to their organization's appetite and tolerance to
risk. We see clients caught between increased requirements for IT risk
management and the reality of tighter budgets. PwC can help by bringing our
deep technical and process knowledge together with industry experience to
deliver real solutions to address this challenge."
    The report also stated, "PwC differentiates itself by offering its
clients a globally consistent service through its network of firms around the
world, its partnerships across geographies, and its capacity to work with
clients who have operations in all areas around the globe."
    To learn more about the report and PwC's information security and risk
consulting capabilities, visit

    About PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada's Advisory Services

    PricewaterhouseCoopers' business consulting professionals provide clients
with the confidence to succeed by helping them anticipate, create and manage
change. Whether clients are proactively implementing change or reacting to an
unplanned event, we leverage our firm's resources, deep industry experience
and functional acumen. We address issues impacting our clients across the
areas of operations, finance, controls, technology, risk, acquisitions,
divestitures, restructuring, financing and merger integration.

    About PricewaterhouseCoopers

    PricewaterhouseCoopers ( provides industry-focused assurance,
tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its
clients and their stakeholders. More than 155,000 people in 153 countries
across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop
fresh perspectives and practical advice. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
( and its related entities have more than 5,200 partners and
staff in offices across the country.

For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Forest, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
(416) 814-5730,; Nina Godard, PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP, (416) 941-8383 ext. 13520,

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