The global cyber security market size was estimated at USD 202.72 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.3% from 2023 to 2030. A growing number of cyber-attacks owing to the proliferation of e-commerce platforms, emergence of smart devices, and deployment of cloud are some key factors propelling market growth. Moreover, increasing usage of devices equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT) and intelligent technologies is expected to increase cases of cyber threats. As such, end-user organizations are anticipated to integrate advanced cyber security solutions to mitigate cyber-attack risk, supporting the market growth.
With cyber environment emerging as a highly integrated system, need for an adaptive, multi-layered, and self-learning security system has become imperative. In addition, factors such as emergence of mobile-networked devices, prevalence of electronic communications, growth of social media, and an increasing reliance on Big Data have created a need for defense cybersecurity system to be updated with the changing cyber threat scenario. Governments have increased their spending on cybersecurity solutions to protect devices and confidential data from cyberattacks, supporting market growth.
Advancements in emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), big data analytics, IoT, 5G, edge computing, and cloud computing, are allowing market players to introduce new solutions based on these technologies, attract potential business clients, and expand their revenue streams. For instance, in June 2021, Broadcom Inc. launched Adaptive Protection, a new security solution, as a part of Symantec’s Endpoint Security Solution. The solution is powered by ML technology and provides customized and automated enhanced security on cyber-attacks while saving customers' overhead costs by leveraging the power of AI to customize the endpoint security.
Globally, several employees are anticipated to continue working from remote premises or homes. Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) models allow employees to access business information through cloud platforms, making them vulnerable to data theft. Traditional cyber security solutions cannot protect devices from all forms of Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) or malware attacks, fueling demand for advanced cyber security solutions.
Stringent regulations being drafted by various governments regarding data security and privacy protection & compliance are particularly expected to drive demand for enterprise cybersecurity solutions. In April 2019, European Union adopted “EU Cybersecurity Act”, which introduces a system of certification schemes across Europe and also strengthens & revamps EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and EU Agency for Cybersecurity.
Cyberattacks are getting more sophisticated, and losses stemming from cyberattacks are also increasing. While new networks are being rolled out and existing networks are being expanded, these networks are increasingly becoming vulnerable to cyber threats. Additionally, cyber crimes are rising in line with the proliferation of smartphones and connected devices. Mobile devices are particularly vulnerable to cyber threats as they lack adequate security mechanisms. Similarly, with smartphones becoming a preferred mode of social media interaction, individuals have become exposed to privacy invasion risks. Privacy threats are particularly increasing as intruders remain keen on acquiring individuals’ personal information.
Cloud technologies offer a wide array of benefits to telecom companies, such as helping in delivering a diverse set of applications and managing data. As such, several telecom companies are commercializing their respective “cloud as a user” services owing to cost flexibility associated with them and are also offering new solutions to their customers through cloud networks. Telecom companies are equally leveraging cloud platforms to develop new value propositions, which can potentially create new business models and enhance experience for subscribers. For instance, Etisalat and MTN Group have monetized their cloud offerings by providing a suite of cloud services that can potentially enable smaller businesses to scale up their operations.
Services segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 54.3% in 2022. Strong preference of organizations for deploying suitable cyber security solutions based on organizational structure is driving the adoption of cyber security services across several industries and sectors. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have limited budgets due to which these organizations prefer consulting before implementing any solutions, supporting segment growth in the market. Several organizations are subscribing to cyber security services as part of their efforts to build a robust security structure for mitigating cyberattacks.
Hardware segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 14.8% over the forecast period as several organizations are implementing cybersecurity platforms and upgrading their existing platforms. Security vendors are developing cyber security solutions based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, which necessitate high-end IT infrastructure. With a notable increase in cyber threats from several anonymous networks, various end-user businesses and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are anticipated to deploy advanced security hardware, such as encrypted USB flash drives, as Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS).
Infrastructure protection segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 27.0% of the overall revenue in 2022. Convergence of technologies increases adoption of cloud-based services, and initiatives, such as BYOD, are expected to increase network security threats and vulnerability. Global software companies are focusing on improving their infrastructure security software portfolio through mergers and acquisitions to enhance their brand identity. For instance, in April 2020, Accenture acquired Revolutionary Security, a cybersecurity services provider for operational technology (OT) & IT sector, for an undisclosed amount aimed to strengthen its security infrastructure portfolio and attract a potential targeted audience.
Cloud security segment is expected to exhibit the fastest CAGR of more than 15.0% over the forecast period. Growing demand for managed security solutions and increasing adoption of cloud is expected to drive the demand for cloud security solutions. Major companies operating in the cloud security market are focusing on strengthening their product portfolios to attract potential business clients. For instance, in October 2022, Datadog, Inc., an IT security solutions company, launched a Cloud Security Management solution that combines capabilities from Cloud Workload Security (CWS) and Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) to assist security and DevOps teams in enhancing the security of cloud-native applications.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 29.5% in 2022. IAM solutions mitigated identity theft through risk-based programs with features that focus on implementing entitlement management and logical access control. Increasing spending on security solutions by large-scale enterprises and government bodies to adhere to regulatory compliance and control identity theft is anticipated to boost segment growth. Growing unauthorized access is impelling various end-use companies to adopt IAM to mitigate digital security risks and provide a secure platform for sharing information within the organization.
Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) segment is expected to exhibit the highest growth rate with a CAGR of more than 13% over the forecast period. Increasing adoption of network security products and growing IT security spending are expected to drive the segment growth over the forecast period. An IDS/IPS consistently monitors the entire traffic on the network and identifies any malicious behavior observed within a network.
Professional services segment held the highest market share of 72.3% in 2022, owing to rising demand for professional services, such as physical security testing, enterprise risk assessment, and penetration testing. Moreover, lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals is another key factor driving the segment's growth. End-user organizations prefer professional service providers' consultation and expertise to minimize enterprise security risks with the implementation of cost-effective security solutions.
Managed services segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 12.4% during the forecast period due to a growing demand for IT security services to maintain security solutions. Managed services offer a cost-effective way to manage the organization's IT security workload without any need for the internal team. Furthermore, these service providers focus on enhancing security operations by observing threat patterns & managing security solutions to minimize cyber-attacks.
On-premises segment held the highest market share of 61.7% in 2022 and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. Majority of large enterprises focus on complete ownership of the solutions to ensure an optimum level of data security, which is driving segment growth. Moreover, on-premises security solutions reduce the dependency on third-party companies providing data monitoring and protection.
Cloud segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 13.0% during the forecast period. The significant growth can be attributed to the migration of on-premises solutions to cloud platforms by enterprises. Furthermore, cloud-based solutions are cost-effective and easy to deploy & manage, which contribute to the segment growth. In addition, cloud technology allows solutions to access remotely across various devices, which is anticipated to drive the segment growth.
Large enterprise segment held the highest revenue share of 68.5% in 2022. Increased spending by large enterprises on IT infrastructure to strengthen digital security to protect the large volumes of data storage is driving the market growth. Furthermore, large enterprises possess several servers, storage equipment, endpoints, & networks, which make them vulnerable to substantial monetary losses due to cyber-attacks. To avoid such issues, large enterprises are focusing on adopting cyber security solutions to secure their data, supporting market growth.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment is expected to register the highest growth rate of 13.3% over the forecast period. Due to budget constraints, SMEs are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks owing to their low level of security. Moreover, a lack of security policies and employee skills also makes them prone to cyber-attacks. To overcome these challenges, SMEs resort to cyber security insurance as it protects them from financial losses caused by malicious software attacks and data breaches, supporting the segment's growth.
Defense/government segment held the highest market share of more than 25% of the overall market in 2022. Cybersecurity solutions offer network integrity solutions to defense and government agencies, enabling them to ensure the security of their intellectual property, sensitive data & communications, and other intangible assets. Effective and multi-dimensional cybersecurity measures are necessary to prevent data breach threats in these areas. Several governments worldwide are investing heavily in strengthening the cyber security of their nations, which is eventually contributing to the segment growth.
Healthcare segment is expected to hold the highest CAGR of more than 14.0% from 2023 to 2030. Market growth can be attributed to rising adoption of connected devices, smartphones, and cloud-based solutions for diverse information systems, such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs), e-prescribing systems, radiology information systems, clinical decision support systems, and practice management support systems. As such, companies operating in the healthcare sector are expected to adopt cybersecurity solutions to safeguard digital infrastructure, thereby driving market growth.
North America held the highest market share of 34.9% in 2022. In North America, cyberspace is expanding progressively in line with continued advances in latest technologies, such as big data and the Internet of Things (IoT). Furthermore, a proliferation of IT companies and their diversified businesses in the region is creating a need for protection of endpoint devices. Governments are also pursuing various initiatives to increase awareness about cyber security among organizations and to encourage and support them in adopting adequate cyber security measures.
Asia Pacific is expected to register the fastest CAGR of more than 15.0% over the forecast period. Growth of this region can be attributed to a growing number of data centers, increasing adoption of cloud technologies, and proliferation of IoT devices. Furthermore, several organizations in the Asia Pacific region prefer cyber security solutions with built-in capabilities to detect any potential vulnerabilities.
Cybersecurity market is characterized by the presence of several players offering differentiated security solutions with advanced features. Companies are engaged in introducing products with AI and ML capabilities, which help organizations automate their IT security. For instance, in April 2023, VMware, Inc. unveiled new cybersecurity solutions, Cloud Configuration and Carbon Black Workload, to improve security of cloud-native architecture. Moreover, IBM Corporation in 2022 announced a multi-million-dollar investment to expand its capabilities and resources in cyber security and prepare organizations for dealing with growing threat of cyberattacks across Asia Pacific. Some of the prominent players in the global cybersecurity market include:
BAE Systems Plc
Check Point Software Technology Ltd.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
International Business Machines Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
Trend Micro Inc.
Market size value in 2023
USD 222.66 billion
Revenue Forecast in 2030
USD 500.70 billion
CAGR of 12.3% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company market share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Component, security type, solution, services, deployment, organization size, applications, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle MEA
U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; India; China; Japan; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; UAE; Saudi Arabia; South Africa
Key companies profiled
BAE Systems Plc; Broadcom, Inc.; Centrify Corp.; Check Point Software Technology Ltd.; Cisco Systems, Inc.; FireEye, Inc.; Fortinet, Inc.; International Business Machines Corp.; Lockheed Martin Corp.; LogRhythm, Inc.; McAfee, LLC.; Palo Alto Networks, Inc.; Proofpoint, Inc.; Sophos Ltd.; Trend Micro Inc.
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The report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the cyber security market report on the basis of component, security type, solution, services, deployment, organization, application, and region:
Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
Security Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
Others (Wireless Security, Web & Content Security)
Solution Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
Unified Threat Management (UTM)
Risk & Compliance Management
Others (Firewall, Antimalware, Antivirus)
Services Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
Risk and Threat Assessment
Design, Consulting, and Implementation
Training & Education
Support & Maintenance
Deployment Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
Organization Size Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
IT & Telecom
Others (Education, Media & Entertainment)
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)
Middle East & Africa
b. The professional service segment dominated the global cyber security market in 2022 with a revenue share of 72.25%. The significant market share can be attributed to the rising demand for professional services such as physical security testing, enterprise risk assessment, and penetration testing.
b. The global cyber security market size was estimated at USD 202.72 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 222.66 billion in 2023.
b. The global cyber security market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.3% from 2023 to 2030 and to reach USD 500.70 billion by 2030.
b. The services segment dominated the global cybersecurity market in 2022 and accounted for a revenue share of 54.31%. The strong preference of organizations for deploying suitable cyber security solutions based on the organizational structure is driving the adoption of cyber security services across several industries and sectors.
b. The infrastructure protection segment dominated the global cyber security market in 2022 with a revenue share of 27.0%. The convergence of technologies increases the adoption of cloud-based services, and initiatives such as BYOD are expected to increase network security threats and vulnerability, supporting the segment growth.
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The COVID-19 pandemic poses the risk of increased cyber attacks due to high dependency on digital tools. Phishing spams and hacking campaigns on the rise in countries such as the United States, Japan, Russia, and China. Increasing scrutiny over the identity verification requirements during the crisis will be key to improving cybersecurity for remote workers in order to reduce related cyber threats. We are continuously monitoring the market dynamics and regulations and trying to assess the impact of Covid19 on the cyber security market. The report will account for COVID-19 as a key market contributor.