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Description

Description

Covered in this report

Computer security, also often referred to as cyber security, is the set of processes and technologies that facilitate business, commerce and consumer digital activity in a safe environment. Cyber security, however, is far from simple. The threats to computerised environments are many and various, and are changing on a near-daily basis.

Threats to individual, corporate and government activities online come from three primary sources:


  • Criminal behaviour:attempts at committing fraud for (usually) financial gain
  • Espionage:gathering corporate or government information illegally to subvert competitive advantage or national security
  • Hacking: Disrupting corporate or government activities by denial of service, defacing online content and generally damaging online reputation

“The potentially serious consequences of cyber-attacks in an increasingly digital and connected society is exacerbated by the extreme PR damage from security breaches that gain major media coverage. For these reasons, and regulatory intervention, there has to be a continued focus on computer security at all levels, which is driving market growth. At the same time, the sophistication of attacks is growing, stimulating increasingly predictive security systems augmented by artificial intelligence and machine learning.”
– Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • Update patches only work if enacted
  • It is not only ransomware

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Strong growth
              • Figure 1: UK market for computer security products and services, 2015-19
            • A market affecting everyone
              • Figure 2: Average investment in cyber security, by sector, 2019
            • Four major solution sectors
              • Figure 3: Segmentation of the computer security market, by solution, 2019
            • Product sectors
              • Figure 4: Segmentation of the computer security market, by product/service, 2019
            • The primary drivers
              • The expectations
                • Figure 5: Forecast market for computer security products and services, 2020-24
              • Companies and brands
                • A fragmented and international market
                  • What we think
                  • Issues and Insights

                    • Update patches only work if enacted
                      • The facts
                        • The implications
                          • It is not only ransomware
                            • The facts
                              • The implications
                              • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                • A high priority sector
                                  • The consequences of breaches are serious
                                    • A growth market
                                      • Constant catch-up
                                      • Market Size

                                        • The breach levels
                                          • Figure 6: European comparisons of companies suffering cyber breaches, 2019
                                        • A large and growing sector
                                          • Figure 7: UK market for computer security products and services, 2015-19
                                      • Market Segmentation by industry sector

                                        • Every sector impacted
                                          • Figure 8: Cyber security incidents reported to the information commissioner’s office, Q1-Q3 2019/20
                                        • Major differences in spend
                                          • Figure 9: Average investment in cyber security, by sector, 2019
                                      • Market Segmentation by Solution

                                          • Figure 10: Segmentation of the computer security market, by solution, 2019
                                        • Infrastructure
                                          • Figure 11: Development of the infrastructure solutions sector, 2015-19
                                        • Systems security
                                            • Figure 12: Development of the systems security sector, 2015-19
                                          • Content security
                                              • Figure 13: Development of the content security sector, 2015-19
                                            • Governance
                                                • Figure 14: Development of the governance sector, 2015-19
                                            • Market Segmentation by Product/Service

                                                • Figure 15: Segmentation of the computer security market, by product/service, 2019
                                              • Software
                                                • Figure 16: Development of the software sector, 2015-19
                                              • Project services and outsourcing
                                                • Figure 17: Development of the project services and outsourcing sector, 2015-19
                                              • Hardware
                                                • Figure 18: Development of the hardware sector, 2015-19
                                              • Network
                                                • Figure 19: Development of the network sector, 2015-19
                                              • Consultancy
                                                • Figure 20: Development of the consultancy sector, 2015-19
                                            • Market Segmentation by Size of Company

                                              • Even enterprises are not 100% covered
                                                • Figure 21: Proportion of companies with no cyber security spend, by size of company, 2018-19
                                              • The impact of GDPR
                                                • Figure 22: Unprompted reasons for investing in cyber security, 2019
                                                • Figure 23: Average investment in cyber security, by size of company, 2017-19
                                              • The cloud confuses expenditure data
                                                • Figure 24: Proportion of companies using various ICT security measures by size of company, 2018
                                            • Market Forecast

                                              • Strong prospects
                                                • Figure 25: Forecast market for computer security products and services, 2020-24
                                              • A background of encouragement
                                              • The Impact of the Economy

                                                • GDP growth returns in Q3
                                                  • Figure 26: UK GDP growth rate, 2012 – Q3 2019
                                                  • Figure 27: GDP growth levels in major EU economies, September 2019 (% annual change)
                                                • Business investment and confidence suffering from uncertainty
                                                  • Figure 28: UK business investment, £ million, Q1 2015 – Q3 2019
                                                  • Figure 29: UK ICT investment, £ million, Q1 2015 – Q3 2019
                                                  • Figure 30: ICAEW UK National Business ConfidenceTM index, Q4 2013 – Q4 2019
                                              • Market Trends

                                                • Continued internet growth
                                                  • Figure 31: Worldwide internet usage, by region, 2000-19 (million)
                                                  • Figure 32: Proportion of UK businesses with internet access, by size of company, 2018
                                                  • Figure 33: Proportion of employees using computers and the internet for their business, by size of company, 2018
                                                  • Figure 34: Breakdown of employees with work internet access, by size of company, 2018 (million)
                                                  • Figure 35: Proportion of employees provided with a 3G portable device for accessing the internet for their business, by size of company, 2018
                                                • Website use by companies
                                                  • Figure 36: Proportion of UK businesses with websites, by size of business, 2018
                                                  • Figure 37: Proportion of companies with various capabilities on their websites, by size of business, 2018
                                                • E-commerce
                                                  • Figure 38: Development of B2B and B2C e-commerce, 2014-2018
                                                  • Figure 39: Proportion of industry sector turnover derived from e-commerce, by sector, 2018
                                                • Cloud computing
                                                  • Figure 40: The cloud computing market, 2015-19
                                                  • Figure 41: cloud computing revenue streams, 2015-19 (£ billion)
                                              • Market Drivers

                                                • Is the UK becoming complacent?
                                                    • Figure 42: European expectations of IT security spend, 2018 and 2019
                                                  • Cyber-attacks in the UK
                                                    • Figure 43: UK cyber security incidents, by type, Q2 2018/19 and 2019/20
                                                    • Figure 44: UK cyber security incidents, by type, first three quarters of 2019/20
                                                  • Clouding the issue
                                                    • Figure 45: Number of IaaS and PaaS environments used, 2019
                                                    • Figure 46: Number of SaaS environments used, 2019
                                                  • The future of attacks
                                                  • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                    • A critical IT sector
                                                      • Constant industry evolution but still fragmented
                                                      • Industry Structure

                                                        • Software
                                                            • Figure 47: Development of the business and domestic software industry, 2014-19
                                                            • Figure 48: Financial structure of the business and domestic software industry, 2019 (number of companies)
                                                          • Computer consultancy
                                                              • Figure 49: Development of the computer consultancy industry, 2014-19
                                                              • Figure 50: Financial structure of the computer consultancy industry, 2019 (number of companies)
                                                            • Computer/cyber security
                                                            • Competitive Strategies

                                                              • Market segmentation
                                                                • Route to market
                                                                  • Capabilities and markets extended through acquisitions
                                                                  • Company Profiles

                                                                    • BAe Systems
                                                                      • Activity
                                                                        • Performance
                                                                          • Figure 51: Financial performance of BAe Systems, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                                        • Strategy
                                                                          • Cisco Systems
                                                                            • Activity
                                                                              • Performance
                                                                                • Figure 52: Turnover development of Cisco Systems, 2015-19 ($ billion)
                                                                              • Strategy
                                                                                • IBM
                                                                                  • Activity
                                                                                    • Performance
                                                                                      • Figure 53: Financial performance of IBM United Kingdom, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                                                    • Strategy
                                                                                      • McAfee
                                                                                        • Activity
                                                                                          • Performance
                                                                                            • Strategy
                                                                                              • Sophos Group
                                                                                                • Activity
                                                                                                  • Performance
                                                                                                    • Figure 54: Financial performance of Sophos Group, 2015-19 ($ million)
                                                                                                    • Figure 55: Geographic analysis of Sophos Group revenues, 2018-19
                                                                                                  • Strategy
                                                                                                    • Symantec Enterprise Security/Broadcom/Accenture
                                                                                                      • Activity
                                                                                                        • Performance
                                                                                                          • Figure 56: Financial performance of Symantec Security (UK), 2016-18 (£ 000)
                                                                                                        • Strategy
                                                                                                        • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                                            • Abbreviations
                                                                                                              • Methodology

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