Cybersecurity in Defense - Thematic Research

Cybersecurity in Defense - Thematic Research


This report focuses on cybersecurity in defense which is becoming a crucial element of the modern, highly digitized battlefield.

The thematic research offers a detailed analysis of the impact of cybersecurity in defense, on how major military actors adapt their defense organizations and forces to better address such threats.

Military and civilian organizations are plagued by cyberattacks, which are becoming increasingly advanced. State and non-state actors use the cyber domain as their new battlefield, as it allows them to operate in the “Grey Zone” or in the low-intensity warfare spectrum as it also known.

Cyberattacks can inflict serious disruptions and damages to a country’s economy, political stability, force readiness and generally in its national security. Disruptions in telecommunications due to a cyberattack will have a serious financial impact and will affect a military’s ability to operate at its full capabilities.

Moreover, networks and transactions between states are rapidly expanding, thereby increasing the need for security. Lately, with the outbreak of COVID-19 and tele-working, that need has been further exacerbated. The best way for a country to secure its military and civilian cyber capabilities is through cooperation with other states. It is not an easy procedure, as it required planning and funding. Organizations such as NATO and the EU/EDA can provide the require support to develop collective defenses.

The report “Cybersecurity in defense - Thematic Research” summarizes the Cybersecurity market and provides information about the business opportunities in it and the direction of market trends.

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  • Cybersecurity is a domain that is continuously evolving as threats do so. Military or civilian organizations, or even states themselves cannot follow the pace. Cooperation among states, jointness between agencies, increased funding and quick procurement processes are essential in addressing the gaps.
  • China, North Korea, Iran and Russia pose the main threats against Western military and civilian targets. Continually defending friendly targets will allow the opponent to maintain the initiative. To address that it is essential to wage operations to the opponent’s side. Therefore, it is essential to wage offensive cyberoperations at the opponent’s cyber offensive assets.
  • With the digitization of the battlefield and the importance of expeditionary forces, cybersecurity is also crucial for edge systems, which would not only include C4ISR infrastructure deployed in the battlefield, but also vehicles, vessels, aircraft and space systems.
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  • Executive summary
  • Players
    • Table Figure 1: Who are the leading players in the cybersecurity theme and where do they sit in the value chain?
  • Technology briefing
    • Table Figure 2: CSPM tools enable organizations to identify and remediate cloud security risks
    • Table Figure 3: DevSecOps introduces security earlier in the lifecycle of application development
  • Trends
    • Defense trends
      • Table Defense trends
    • Technology trends
      • Table Technology trends
    • Macroeconomic trends
      • Table Macroeconomic trends
    • Regulatory trends
      • Table Regulatory trends
  • Industry analysis
    • The third wave of cybersecurity
    • A need for vigilance and resilience
    • Predictive risk assessments
    • Market size and growth forecasts
      • Table Figure 4: By 2024, global security revenues will have reached nearly $140bn
      • AI technologies are changing cybersecurity
        • Table AI technologies are changing cybersecurity
    • Moving towards the edge
      • Understanding the malware threat
      • The rise and rise of ransomware
      • The organizational cost of an insider threat
      • Operational technology and critical national infrastructure attacks
      • The need to secure remote workers post COVID-19
      • Cybercrime is a global affair
        • Table Top 10 global attackers by country of origin
      • Solving the cyber skills shortage
    • Mergers and acquisitions
      • Table Mergers and acquisitions
    • Venture funding for cybersecurity companies
      • Table Venture funding for cybersecurity companies
      • Table Figure 5: The cybersecurity story
    • Impact of cybersecurity in defense
      • US
      • NATO
      • Lithuania
      • UK
  • Value chain
    • Table Figure 6: The cybersecurity value chain
    • The cyber aware organization
      • Table Figure 7: The cyber aware organization
    • The cybersecurity organizational stack
    • The cybersecurity technology stack
      • Incident response
        • Table Figure 8: Leaders and laggards in incident response
      • Security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR)
        • Table Figure 9: Leaders and laggards in security orchestration, automation, and response
      • Security information and event management (SIEM)
        • Table Figure 10: Leaders and laggards in security information and event management
      • Threat management, intelligence, and hunting
        • Table Figure 11: Leaders and laggards in threat management, intelligence, and hunting
      • Unified threat management
        • Table Figure 12: Leaders and laggards in unified threat management
      • Behavioral analytics
        • Table Figure 13: Leaders and laggards in behavioral analytics
      • Cloud security
        • Table Figure 14: Leaders and laggards in cloud security
      • Email security
        • Table Figure 15: Leaders and laggards in email security - Email security leaders include Microsoft, Mimecast, and Proofpoint, with other vendors including Broadcom, Sophos, and Barracuda Networks.
      • Network security
        • Table Figure 16: Leaders and laggards in email security - Leaders in network security include Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, Fortinet, Forcepoint, and McAfee.
      • Application security
        • Table Figure 17: Leaders and laggards in email security - Application security leaders include Veracode, NTT Security, Imperva, F5 Networks, Micro Focus, and IBM
      • DevSecOps
        • Table Figure 18: Leaders and laggards in DevSecOps
      • Mobile security
        • Table Figure 19: Leaders and laggards in mobile security
      • Endpoint security tools
        • Table Figure 20: Leaders and laggards in endpoint security tools
      • IoT security
        • Table Figure 21: Leaders and laggards in IoT security
      • Single sign-on and access management
        • Table Figure 22: Leaders and laggards in sign-on and access management
      • Adaptive authentication and authorization
        • Table Figure 23: Leaders and laggards in adaptive authentication and authorization
      • Identity and access management
        • Table Figure 24: Leaders and laggards in access management - Leaders in identity and access management include Thales, Microsoft, Okta, IBM, Idemia, and Giesecke & Devrient
      • Vulnerability management
        • Table Figure 25: Leaders and laggards in vulnerability management
      • Privileged access management
        • Table Figure 26: Leaders and laggards in access management
      • Data loss prevention
        • Table Figure 27: Leaders and laggards in data loss prevention
      • Managed security services
        • Table Figure 28: Leaders and laggards in Managed security services
      • Post-breach response services
        • Table Figure 29: Leaders and laggards in security services
  • Companies
    • Specialist cybersecurity vendors in defense
      • Table Specialist cybersecurity vendors in defense
    • Leading cybersecurity vendors
      • Public companies
        • Table Public companies
      • Private companies
        • Table Private companies
  • Glossary
    • Table Glossary
  • Further reading
    • GlobalData reports
      • Table GlobalData reports
  • Our thematic research methodology
    • Table Figure 30: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
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