You’re in 2027. The sun is not quite up, you are waiting in front of your home, with family and luggage, for a taxi to take you to the airport to go on holiday. How much confidence will you need to climb into the driverless vehicle that just stopped?
Another scenario. In 2022, your small business will generate nearly half of its turnover through its website. How to ensure the safety of the activity? And right now, what guarantees that your personal data is sufficiently protected on the web? In all these cases and many others, part of the solution involves cybersecurity. The hyper-connected world in which we live will only increase the economic weight of IT security in the broadest sense.
The explosion of the cyber security market is not a mirage, the figures prove it. Spending on protection against cyber-attacks amounted to between $3.5 billion and $4 billion annually worldwide in 2004. At the time, most companies only had an antivirus and a firewall, a bit like the private individual today. For the year 2018, estimates vary from one design office to another, sometimes significantly, but all exceed $100 billion, a multiple of 25 in 15 years. In the future, the growth will not be as impressive, but this market should continue to grow in double digits, one of the most dynamic segments of IT. Global Market Insights estimated in a recent study that the sector's revenue could reach nearly $300 billion per year by 2024, which illustrates the inevitable rise of IT security.