The defence industry has changed dynamically over the past decade. Threats from conventional insurgent activities are no longer the only concerns for the defence industry. Advancement in the field of information technology, up-gradation of existing weapons with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems along with increasing volume of classified data gathered systems have necessitated the usage of reliable and enhanced cyber security solutions for the defence industry.
The current cyber security market encompasses a variety of solutions ranging from network security solution to endpoint security, application security, content security, cloud security, and wireless security solutions. These solutions have the capability to perform individual tasks and can be integrated together to from a strong line of defence against sophisticated threats in a multi-layered fashion. Sophistication of cyber-attacks from worms and viruses to enhanced techniques such as zero-day attack, Dynamic Trojan Horse Network (DTHN) Internet worm, and Stealth Bot led the cyber security vendors to design upgraded security software and solutions such as the Integrating Basic Unified Threat Management systems, Security of Information Management (SIM) software solutions, network flow analysis, Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), whitelisting, and DDoS mitigation techniques.
Rising threat of cyber-attacks to critical infrastructures by organised criminal groups along with technological advancement in the cyber security market remains as the key driver for the growth of cyber security solutions for the defense industry. The defense and the homeland security agencies are expected to cover around 40% share of the global cyber security market in 2015. Growth in investments on military programs and allocation of resources for research and development of cyber security solution for the battle field communication systems is expected to remain as the most upcoming trends in the cyber security market for the defense industry over the coming years.
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