Well secured: High-profile data breaches will encourage companies to invest in IT security

The increasing use of mobile devices and cloud servers to store sensitive data and the subsequent rise in technologically sophisticated cyber criminals threatening to steal that data have accelerated growth in the IT Security Consulting industry. Over the past five years, the increasing number of broadband connections and rapid growth in the number of mobile connections have contributed to rising demand for IT security and systems integration solutions. IT security consultants have benefited from these trends as they increase the amount of data stored in cloud servers that require protection...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$12bn
Annual Growth 11-16
8.4%
Forecast Growth 16-21
Profit
Employment
58,791
Businesses
4,078

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High-profile security breaches have drawn public attention to the industry
  • The publicity generated from high-profile breaches has created a steady stream of demand
  • The continued adoption of mobile and broadband internet connections will stimulate growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The distribution of IT security consulting establishments generally reflects the US population distribution, with increased consulting density in areas with technological centers and major markets such as financial service companies, large technology corporations and government clients. The largest portion of IT consulting companies is located in the Southeast, closely followed by the Mid-Atlantic and the West.The Southeast accounts for the greatest share of IT security consulting revenue and employment, including 25.5% of the country's IT consulting establishments. This region is a popular destination for industry operators due to the proximity to Washington, DC, home to the industry's largest government clients. Virginia accounts for 3.8% of the industry's revenue. Vir...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the IT Security Consulting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the IT Security Consulting Industry are

  • Adoption of a commercial focus
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Government consumption and investment in the IT Security Consulting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the IT Security Consulting Industry?

    This industry offers managed IT security services, such as firewalls, intrusion prevention, security threat analysis, proactive security vulnerability and penetration testing and incident preparation and response, which includes IT forensics.

    Industry Products
  • Custom security sofware development
  • Security systems design and integration
  • Existing security systems management
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing security compliance services
  • Providing firewall management services
  • Providing email and cloud security services
  • Providing other IT protection consulting services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Crime rate

  • Current Performance
  • The cloud emphasis
  • There has been a breach
  • High stakes in government security
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The cloud emphasis
  • There has been a breach
  • Industry structure
  • Table: IT Security Consulting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - IT Security Consulting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Information
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Security systems design and integration
  • Custom security sofware development
  • Existing security systems management
  • Other
  • Chart: IT Security Consulting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Level of technology
  • Business profit
  • In-house IT security

  • Major Markets
  • Public sector
  • Financial
  • General manufacturing and retail
  • Industrial and energy
  • Communications and technical
  • Healthcare
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the IT Security Consulting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs IT Security Consulting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the IT Security Consulting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    International Business Machines Corp., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company,
  • Table: International Business Machines Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the IT Security Consulting 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 IT Security Consulting Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Percentage of services conducted online (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cloud Computing
  • A computing model in which companies' computer applications are hosted in outside servers accessible via the internet and managed by third-party firms.
  • Hacker
  • A person who accesses a computer system by circumventing its security system.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • A model of software deployment where a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service on demand.
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