Dublin, Jan. 25, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Middle East Cybersecurity Market Size & Share Analysis – Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 – 2028)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The MEA Cybersecurity Market size is expected to grow from USD 2.59 billion in 2023 to USD 4.65 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 12.42% during the forecast period (2023-2028).
In the current market scenario, Cybersecurity clusters can grow organically or develop through intentional, often top-down actions taken by local governments, and government regulations and policies play a significant role in their development. Many private firms have been moving their operations to the cloud platform.
- Saudi Arabia, an oil-based economy, is the largest in the Gulf region and aims to be the most prominent IT market. Like the National Transformation Program (NTP), several government initiatives have supported the region’s rapid IT development. Saudi Arabia is a popular target for cybercriminals due to its oil wells and occupancy of an area prevalent with geopolitical tensions. Under the NTP initiative, the government outlined SAR 4 billion for ICT development from 2016 until the previous year. The main focus areas are cybersecurity, smart grid, and geospatial IT systems to control significant infrastructure. Such a push from the government provides scope for IT security companies to flourish within the country.
- According to Help AG’s State of the Market Report of the previous year, there was a 183% rise in attacks in the UAE alone. All sectors in the nation faced repeated attacks, including the government, oil, healthcare, and telecom. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) has only increased in scale, according to the company, with the UAE measuring 254.3 Gbps. Further, the growth in the number of SMEs and cybersecurity vendors in the country is directing focus on offering innovative solutions. Thus, vendors are expected to adopt new launches as part of their competitive strategy. For example, UAE-based Coordinates announced Adaptive Bespoke Cybersecurity for SME.
- To support Qatar’s efforts to address the current and emerging threats and risks, and in light of the strategic thrusts of Qatar’s National ICT Plan to protect the national critical information infrastructure providing a safe and secure online environment for the different sectors, Qatar National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) was created by the National Cyber Security Committee (NCSC). The NCSC was primarily established under the Prime Minister’s Decision No. (18) to provide a governance structure for collaboratively addressing cyber security at the highest levels of the government.
- The Middle East & Africa region have smaller numbers of cybersecurity workforces. Still, considering the region’s high degree of business activities, it is one of the most attractive regions for cyber attacks. Also, most professionals in this region need to be more experienced in dealing with the intensity of incoming cyber threats. For instance, According to Fircroft, around 30% of all cybersecurity workforce in the Middle East have just over ten years of experience working in the industry. In comparison, 60% of these professionals have more than five years of experience.
- Enterprises adopting remote working during the covid-19 increased the number of attacks. According to IBM, the average cost was USD 1.05 million higher in breaches where remote work was a factor in causing the breach compared to those where remote work was not a factor. According to a study by Proofpoint in 2021 (N=1,400 respondents; Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from organizations with more than 200 employees), about 76% CISO’s from UAE and 69% of CISO’s from KSA part of the study mentioned their business had seen more targeted attacks since enabling widespread remote working worldwide in 2021.
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes
- Cisco Systems Inc.
- Dell Technologies
- Kaspersky Lab
- IBM Corporation
- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
- Palo Alto Networks Inc.
- Broadcom Inc. (Symantec Corporation)
- Trend Micro Inc.
- FireEye Inc.
- Paramount Computer Systems LLC
- DTS Solutions Inc
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