The automated breach and attack simulation solutions are the platforms or tools that enable security assessment automation by simulating real-world attack scenarios. These solutions help end-users identify loopholes in the existing security infrastructure and improve data protection. The major factors contributing to the market growth include the increasing volume of industrial data and the rising demand for analytics solutions and data security tools to improve organizational security and enhance facility’s overall operational processes and performance. This has proven to be more efficient and economical than human-based penetration testing services. Rise in demand to prioritize security investments and complexity to manage vulnerabilities from various sources is expected to boost the automated breach and attack simulation market growth during the forecast period.
The surge in demand for cloud-based technology has increased the demand for security software to secure data provided over cloud technology. Moreover, an increase in several cyber-attacks occurring across the globe has further boosted the adoption rate of automated breach and attack simulation software. This is attributed to the fact that it can predict vulnerabilities and provide insights on preventive security measures. Besides, the automated breach and attack simulation market is also driven by the rise in demand for production of quality security tools as many organizations thrive to sustain in the competitive regulatory world. However, the availability of a high number of security solutions restrains the automated breach and attack simulation market growth. Furthermore, an increase in investments from government and private organizations in security infrastructure is an opportunity for the automated breach and attack simulation market.
After the outbreak of COVID-19, the frequency, as well as the sophistication of cyberattacks, has increased five folds globally. Cyberattackers have carried out attacks on organizations of all sizes functioning in verticals ranging from BFSI and retail and eCommerce to critical infrastructure and IT companies. To prevent themselves from financial as well as reputational losses, the organizations have increased the implementation of security measures across the globe. Due to the lockdown imposed post the outbreak of COVID-19, trends such as work from home increased a lot, and the use of VPN also increased drastically. According to ZDNet, the number of unsecured remote desktop machines rose by more than 40%, RDP brute-force attacks grew 400% in March and April alone, and email scams related to covid-19 surged 667% in March alone since lockdown. These statistics show that due to increased attack vectors, managing security threats is getting even more complex. ABAS can help in managing these threats by taking care of repetitive threat vectors by automation and giving time to other threats. Also, humans have been replaced by connected autonomous robots at the frontline in various countries to remove operational overheads. For example, Denmark’s UVD Robots are being deployed in hospitals, government buildings, offices, hotels, airports, and universities, providing relief for overworked healthcare teams and workers. Self-driving WiFi-connected robots are using UltraViolet (UV) light to reduce the spread of infectious diseases. These digitally connected entities also possess a threat of cyberattacks, necessitating the deployment of timely ABAS to check for security and drop possibilities of threats.
The report analyses the automated breach and attack simulation market based on component, deployment mode, application, vertical and geography.
Based on the component, the market is bifurcated into Platform and Tools & Services. Cybersecurity services empower businesses to assess, build, and manage their cybersecurity capabilities and enable them to respond to incidents and crises. These services guide the enterprises securely through every phase of digital transformation and help enterprises improve their security posture. However, the cybersecurity skill gaps need to ascertain the diverse and complex threat vectors and validate the priorities to mitigate them. Identification of false-positives is a major challenge for CISOs and business heads globally. An increase in threat surfaces due to a technological shift in both SMEs and large enterprises is compelling them to adopt ABAS services. Hence, services are expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. These platforms allow organizations to run continuous, on-demand cybersecurity simulations at any time without affecting their systems. Overall, breach and attack simulation platforms have become a powerful tool in an organization’s security team.
Cloud-based ABAS solutions are not only enabling organizations to manage their costs but also helping them in improving business agility. It is the fastest-growing deployment model in the ABAS market. SMEs prefer cloud-based deployment, as it is cost-effective and easy to deploy. With the cloud-based deployment of these solutions, small enterprises can assess vulnerabilities and reduce the threat landscape at a much lower cost, thus, improving their customer services. The cloud-based platform offers a centralized way to secure web and mobile applications across the organization. For organizations having strict budgets on security investments, cloud-based ABAS solutions are a good fit.
The market is bifurcated into configuration management, patch management and threat management. Configuration management is a process that identifies, maintains, and conducts information verification of IT assets and configuration of an enterprise. Configuration management is the implementation of a database that contains details of the organization’s elements that are used in the delivery and management of its IT services. The configuration management facilitates establishing a reliable repository of accurate information regarding IT components. Configuration management solutions aim at providing accurate information to assist decision-making and help resolve incidents and problems faster. ABAS solutions work as a security configuration management tool and help in visualizing the security assets during the configuration management. ABAS can identify not only misconfigurations that make the systems vulnerable but also unusual changes made to critical files.
With growing cybersecurity spend from various end-users; there is still a prominent gap in the effectiveness in proactively mitigating emerging attack vectors, with most incidents getting unreported or partially reported. Enterprises are looking at adopting a proactive approach to breach mitigation techniques to stay ahead of today’s complex cyber-attacks. Today, organizations across industries hold an enormous amount of sensitive information, either related to the business or their users, which are at imminent risk of being misused or breached. Growing penalties for mismanaged assets leading to cyber thefts and the stringent compliance mandates governing organizations have further necessitated the need for comprehensive solutions that can ease the functioning of CISOs and security analysts. ABAS simulation solutions enable organizations to assess their IT infrastructure and take necessary remedies against the loopholes. These security solutions simulate real attacks in a simulated environment to enable security teams to validate their technology and processes. Based on the trends derived from the threat vectors impacting the end-users from various sectors (some of which have been discussed above) and the use cases as showcased by some of the vendors, the following adoption propensity has been witnessed across enterprises and data centers.
Geographically, the automated breach and attack simulation market is studied across the countries of key regions such as, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the world regions which includes Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to contribute the highest market share in terms of revenues during the forecast period as it is a technologically advanced region with a high number of early adopters and the presence of major market players. Factors such as the surge in cyber-attacks across industries, development of government initiatives, such as smart infrastructure, smart cities, etc. and innovations regarding the implementation of AI, ML in ABASs as well as increasing demand for cloud-based ABAS are expected to drive the demand of ABAS market.
Some of the vital players operating in this market include Qualys (US), Rapid7 (US), Sophos (UK), Keysight (US), Attack IQ (US), Cymulate (Israel), XM Cyber (Israel), Skybox Security (US), SafeBreach (US), FireMon (US), Verodin (US), Foreseeti (Sweden), NopSec (US), ReliaQuest (US), Scythe (US), CyCognito (US), Aujas (US) and, BitDam (Israel) Elasticito (UK), Phoenix Datacom (UK), Picus Security (US), GuardiCore and Balbix (US).
The report analyses the automated breach and attack simulation market based on component, deployment mode, application vertical and geography. Components include platform and tools & services. Deployment mode comprises of on-premises and cloud. The application of this market includes configuration management, patch management and threat management. The vertical segment comprises of enterprises and data centers, managed service providers.
Some of the major players operating in the market Qualys (US), Rapid7 (US), Sophos (UK), Keysight (US), Attack IQ (US), Cymulate (Israel), XM Cyber (Israel), Skybox Security (US), SafeBreach (US), FireMon (US), Verodin (US), Foreseeti (Sweden), NopSec (US), ReliaQuest (US), Scythe (US), CyCognito (US), Aujas (US) and, BitDam (Israel) Elasticito (UK), Phoenix Datacom (UK), Picus Security (US), GuardiCore and Balbix (US).
Geographically, the automated breach and attack simulation market is studied across the countries of key regions such as, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the world regions which includes Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.
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