Cybersecurity Investment & Innovation Trends 2018

Date: 06 Jul 2019

Investments in cybersecurity hit a record US$5.8 billion in 2018! The companies leading the pack? TaniumAnchorFree and Crowdstrike. Out of these investments, US$1.03 billion was invested into APAC region (Figure 1).

Figure 1

Figure 2 below shows a snapshot of investments into APAC region in 2018. In all, US$1.03 billion was invested with 100+ transactions.

Figure 2: APAC Cybersecurity investments in 2018
(Information extracted from CB Insights)

The most active sector for investment is Risk and Compliance, followed closely by Identity and Access Management and SecOps Automation Orchestration and Incident Response (Figure 3).

Figure 3

Figure 4 below shows there is a growing, yet unmet, demand for cybersecurity talent despite cyber emerging as a top risk in the next decade. There is also a disparity between the C-suite and IT teams in terms of understanding the current state of cybersecurity solutions.

Figure 4

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