Developing growth: High-profile cyber breaches have accelerated investment in security

Operators in the Cyber Security Software Development industry create algorithms designed to be installed onto internet-connected networks to prevent unauthorised use. From undertaking businesses online to transferring financial information via online data packets, the Internet of Things has changed how society operates. However, the digital age has also allowed for cyber-attacks and the use malware to gain unauthorised access to computer networks for financial gain or personal data, threatening businesses and public resources. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, over 100,000 cyber-attacks occur globally every day.Over the past decade, the volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks has grown more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Investment in research and development and high wage costs constrain profit margins
  • As businesses continue to prepare for new data protection laws, operators are forecast to prosper
  • New regulations on cyber security are likely to support continued confidence in the digital economy
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographical spread of establishments in the Cyber Security Software Development industry closely correlates with the location of operators in key downstream markets. Typically, cyber security software developers base operations close to hubs for technology companies and firms that rely on secure internet-connected networks.LondonLondon accommodates an estimated 29.3% of industry establishments in 2018-19. While there are emerging hubs for technology across the capital, computer security software development firms tend to base their core operations in the City, West End and Docklands areas in order to target companies in the financial services and government sectors. Add...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cyber Security Software Development Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cyber Security Software Development Industry are

  • Development of new products
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Highly trained workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business software investment and Demand from data processing and hosting services in the Cyber Security Software Development industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cyber Security Software Development Industry?

    Operators integrate security practices into the software development life cycle and verify the security of internally developed programs before they are deployed onto the commercial market. Cyber security software programs developed by operators are designed to detect and prevent unauthorised use of computerised or internet-connected networks. The industry excludes the development of security hardware and aftermarket consultancy services.

    Industry Products
  • Access control
  • Network firewall
  • Intrusion systems
  • Antivirus software
  • Antispyware
  • Industry Activities
  • Developing computer software through secure coding practices
  • Internet-connected system software development
  • Testing technologies designed to protect computerised networks
  • Design algorithms for debugging compromised cyber networks
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business software investment
  • Demand from data processing and hosting services
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Demand from banks
  • Official bank rate

  • Current Performance
  • Cyber market
  • Corporate spend
  • Next-gen software
  • Government support
  • Profit trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Government strategy
  • Future workforce
  • Start-up growth
  • Table: Cyber Security Software Development Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cyber Security Software Development Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Data Processing & Hosting Services
  • Banks
  • Financial Technology

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer Consultants
  • Market Research & Public Opinion Polling

  • Products & Services
  • Access control
  • Network firewall
  • Intrusion systems
  • Antivirus software
  • Antispyware
  • Chart: Cyber Security Software Development Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Corporate enterprises
  • Public sector
  • SMEs and consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cyber Security Software Development Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesResearch and developmentPurchasesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cyber Security Software Development

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cyber Security Software Development Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: Sophos Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cyber Security Software Development Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cyber Security Software Development Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century that uses modern technologies to compete with traditional financial service methods.
  • Infosec
  • A portmanteau for information security that refers to a series of measures used to protect electronic data from unauthorised access.
  • Internet Of Things (Iot)
  • Network of devices embedded with electronics and software that enables them to connect and exchange data.
  • Phishing
  • An attempt to obtain sensitive information for malicious reasons by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
  • Ransomware
  • A type of malicious software from cryptovirology that threatens to punish the victim's data or perpetually block access unless a ransom is paid.
  • Unidentified Threat Management (Utm)
  • An approach to information security whereby a single hardware- or software-installation provides multiple threat detection and filtering functions.
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