IT Security Consulting in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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Over the past five years, industry operators have benefited from the increasing adoption of e-commerce, growth in mobile internet access and a variety of high-profile data breaches; going forward, public sector demand is expected to contribute to revenue growth. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the IT Security Consulting industry to its growing industry report collection.

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High-profile security breaches have drawn public attention to the industry.

In the five years to 2013, IBISWorld estimates that revenue for the IT Security Consulting industry has increased at an annualized rate of 9.3% to $5.3 billion. Over this period, industry operators have benefited from the increasing adoption of e-commerce, growth in mobile internet access and a variety of high-profile data breaches. Companies such as Sony, Zappos and LinkedIn have been victims of recent cyberattack, thrusting IT security into the spotlight as a result. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Andrew Krabeepetcharat, "This factor has contributed to industry growth over the past five years, including expected revenue growth of 6.9% in 2013."

Over the past five years, an increasing number of broadband connections, coupled with exponential growth in the number of mobile connections, has contributed to the rising demand for IT security. IT security consultants have benefited from these trends as they generally result in more data being stored online in cloud servers. Furthermore, the rise of cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) have caused an increasing percentage of services to be conducted online. In 2013, IBISWorld estimates that 9.8% of services will be conducted online, up from 6.4% in 2008. As more services are completed online, industry operators have benefited from a rising number of security breaches. This has ultimately contributed to increasing demand for industry services, causing industry profit margins to rise in spite of a rising number of industry operators. IBISWorld estimates that the number of firms operating in the industry has increased at an average annual rate of 9.8% to 7,750 in the five years to 2013.

Industry operators have also experienced growth as a result of various high-profile data breaches and the fact that companies face the constant danger of hacking from ever-evolving threats. As soon as a computer virus is discovered, it might already have numerous variations, each requiring a different security patch. "Government agencies also face similar issues, albeit with potentially higher stakes," says Krabeepetcharat. For example, the Stuxnet virus, which targeted Iranian nuclear facilities, is proof that IT security is becoming increasingly important for government agencies around the world. Public sector demand is expected to grow in the next five years, contributing to revenue growth over the five years to 2018.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

The IT Security Consulting industry offers managed IT security services, such as firewall and intrusion prevention, security threat analysis, proactive security vulnerability and penetration testing and incident preparation and response, which includes IT forensics.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

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