Cybersecurity is not about to go away. Quite the opposite, with spending on defending IT systems estimated to balloon from $77bn this year to $170bn in 2020, according to MarketsandMarkets.
That view is backed up by researchers at Indra’s Cybersecurity Operations Center, located in San Fernando de Henares, Madrid, who expect the security sector to double in the next five years.
In part that growth will be driven by the number of devices connected to the internet multiplying six-fold. Cisco reckons 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020.
As a result, the cybersecurity landscape will be affected not just by hackers correlating information from public networks, but also by attacks on private sources, such as smartphones, cars and home-automation systems.