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Cyber Weapon Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2021

Global cyber weapon market is primarily driven by increasing investment by government across the globe for the development of offensive and defensive cyber capabilities aimed at securing its national critical infrastructures and utilities. Digital infrastructure is considered as the backbone of a nation’s economy. Security of intellectual property and information technology is of utmost importance in various sectors, which primarily includes national defense systems, hospitals, industrial control systems, smart power grid systems, fully automated transportation control systems, and civil and military air traffic control systems. Cyber weapons are capable of launching attacks targeted to critical infrastructure equipments and other vital services of a economy such as national security, banking, and public health and safety among others. Additionally, increasing number of data theft issues and cases of cyber espionage are raising concern about confidentiality of digital infrastructure among various organizations. Governments worldwide are increasingly becoming aware of security levels of their digital infrastructure. Besides this, initiatives from the government and private organizations to setup a cyber unit are driving growth of the cyber weapon market.

The global cyber weapon market is divided based on type into two segments: defensive and offensive. Cyber weapons that are aimed to provide security by developing resilient systems to cyber-attacks are classified as defensive cyber weapons. Cyber weapons developed by hackers and programmers to infiltrate into enemy networks in order to exploit confidentiality of the target by gaining unwanted access to user information are classified as offensive cyber weapons. Cyber weapons use zero-day exploits or vulnerabilities in a system or software to develop offensive and defensive cyber weapons and cyber espionage tools. Depending on method of usage, cyber weapons are classified into defensive and offensive. Increasing focus on identifying zero-day vulnerabilities or exploits is driving development of both defensive and offensive cyber weapons. Besides this, increasing investment in setting up cyber units by various intelligence agencies and government organizations to procure cyber capabilities is driving growth of overall cyber weapon market.

In terms of revenue, defensive cyber weapon held majority share of the cyber weapon market in 2014 and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period. Information technology is an integral part of industries such as defense, aerospace, and manufacturing. Confidentially of information in such industries is critical. Additionally, increasing number of cyber theft and cyber espionage cases have raised questions about cybersecurity installed in these industries. Increased focus by government and other private organizations to secure their critical infrastructure is chiefly boosting growth of the defensive type cyber weapon market. However, threat of cyber-attack never reduces as complete security of network is not possible. This in turn is driving the need for offensive cyber techniques. However, legal and political issues regarding usage of offensive cyber weapons are restricting growth of the offensive cyber weapon market.

Based on application, the market has been segmented into communication network, national defense system, financial and banking, industrial control system, air traffic control, smart power grid, automated transportation system, and hospital. National defense system was the largest contributor to the global cyber weapon market, accounting for more than 23% share in 2014. Increasing dependence on the Internet is making each country’s defense system vulnerable to cyber-attack. Furthermore, criticality of confidential information of the national defense system is leading to development of cybersecurity or defensive cyber techniques. Additionally, growing need for developing cyber capabilities including both defensive and offensive cyber tools by national defense systems in countries such as the China and U.S.is driving growth of this market.

Key players in the cyber weapon market are Raytheon Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, BAE Systems plc, The Boeing Company, Airbus Group SE, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and General Dynamics Corporation among others.

 

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Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Research description

1.2 Research Scope

1.3 Research Methodology

 

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

 

Chapter 3 Market Overview

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Key Trend Analysis

3.3 Market Drivers

      3.3.1 Impact Analysis of Drivers

      3.3.2 Supply Side

              3.3.2.1 Increasing investment by organizations to identify zero-day vulnerabilities

              3.3.2.2 Expansion by traditional arms manufacturing companies in the cybersecurity business and demand for advanced cyber weapons

      3.3.3 DemandSide

              3.3.3.1 Increasing need for security in critical infrastructure and utilities

3.4 Market Restraints

      3.4.1 Government regulations regarding non-proliferation of cyber weapons

3.5 Market Opportunities

      3.5.1 Emergence of cyberspace as a new domain for warfare

3.6 Market Attractiveness, by Application, 2021

3.7 Market Share of Key Players

 

Chapter 4 Global Cyber Weapon Market Analysis, by Type 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

4.1 Overview

4.2 Defensive

      4.2.1 Defensive market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

4.3 Offensive

      4.3.1 Offensive market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

 

Chapter 5 Global Cyber Weapon Market Analysis, by Application 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

5.1 Overview

5.2 National Defense System

      5.2.1 National defense system market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

5.3 Communication Network

      5.3.1 Communication network market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

5.4 Industrial Control System

      5.4.1 Industrial control system market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

5.5 Financial and Banking

      5.5.1 Financial and banking market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

5.6 Smart Power Grid

      5.6.1 Smart power grid market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

5.7 Air Traffic Control

      5.7.1 Air traffic control market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

5.8 Automated Transportation System

      5.8.1 Automated transportation system market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

5.9 Hospital

      5.9.1 Hospital market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

 

Chapter 6 Global Cyber Weapon Market Analysis by Geography 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

6.1 Overview

6.2 North America Cyber Weapon Market

      6.2.1 North America Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

      6.2.2 North America Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.2.2.1 U.S. Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

              6.2.2.2 Canada Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.2.2.3 Mexico Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

6.3 Europe Cyber Weapon Market

      6.3.1 Europe Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

      6.3.2 Europe Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.3.2.1 U.K. Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.3.2.2 Germany Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.3.2.3 France Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.3.2.4 Rest of Europe Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

6.4 Asia Pacific Cyber Weapon Market

      6.4.1 Asia Pacific Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

      6.4.2 Asia Pacific Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.4.2.1 India Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.4.2.2 China Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.4.2.3 Japan Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.4.2.4 Rest of Asia Pacific Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

6.5 RoW Cyber Weapon Market

      6.5.1 RoW Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

      6.5.2 RoW Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast, by Country, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.5.2.1 Latin America Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.5.2.2 Middle East Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

              6.5.2.3 Africa Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

 

Chapter 7 Company Profiles

7.1 Lockheed Martin Corporation

7.2 The Boeing Company

7.3 BAE Systems Plc

7.4 Raytheon Company

7.5 General Dynamics Corporation

7.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation

7.7 Airbus Group SE

7.8 FireEye, Inc.

7.9 Cisco Systems, Inc.

7.10 Thales SA

List of Figures 

 

FIG. 1 Market Segmentation: Global Cyber Weapon Market

FIG. 2 Global Cyber Weapon Market Attractiveness, by Application

FIG. 3 Global Cyber Weapon Market Share and Forecast by Type, 2014 vs. 2021 (Value %)

FIG. 4 Defensive market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 5 Offensive market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

FIG. 6 Global cyber weapon market share and forecast by application, 2014 vs. 2021 (Value %)

FIG. 7 National defense system market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

FIG. 8 Communication network market size and forecast, 2014–2021(USD billion)

FIG. 9 Industrial control system market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

FIG. 10 Financial and banking market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

FIG. 11 Smart power grid market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

FIG. 12 Air traffic control market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

FIG. 13 Automated transportation system market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

FIG. 14 Hospital market size and forecast, 2014–2021 (USD billion)

FIG. 15 Global Cyber Weapon Market Trend by Geography, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 16 North America Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 17 U.S. Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 18 Canada Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 19 Mexico Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 20 Europe Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 21 U.K. Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 22 Germany Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 23 France Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 24 Rest of Europe Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 25 Asia Pacific Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 26 India Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 27 China Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 28 Japan Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 29 Rest of Asia Pacific Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 30 RoW Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 31 Latin America Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 32 Middle East Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

FIG. 33 Africa Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

List of Tables

 

TABLE 1 Global Cyber Weapon Market Snapshot

TABLE 2 Cyber Weapon Market Size and Forecast, by Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

TABLE 3 Drivers for Cyber Weapon Market: Impact Analysis

TABLE 4 North America Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast by Type, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

TABLE 5 North America Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast by Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

TABLE 6 Europe Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast by Type, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

TABLE 7 Europe Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast by Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

TABLE 8 Asia Pacific Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast by Type, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

TABLE 9 Asia Pacific Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast by Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

TABLE 10 RoW Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast by Type, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

TABLE 11 RoW Cyber Weapon Market Revenue and Forecast by Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)

 

Cyberspace has emerged as the new domain for warfare. Any information technology (IT) based system connected to the Internet is vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Cyber weapons are advanced cyber warfare tools that are powered with weaponized zero-day exploits or vulnerabilities in software primarily aimed for launching an effective cyber-attack on enemy networks. Hackers and cyber professionals are increasingly focused on developing cyber capabilities to infiltrate into enemy networks in order to violate confidentiality of the target. Additionally, cyber weapons are capable of data theft, espionage, and destruction of equipment and other critical systems such as industrial control system and national defense system.

 

The cyber weapon market is anticipated to grow during the forecast period owing to the increasing investment by government and utility organizations to identify zero-day vulnerabilities or exploits in a system or software application. Intelligence agencies, government, and other organizations are increasingly investing in cyber units and other cyber resources to identify zero-day exploits and use them against enemy systems or networks when necessary. Additionally expansion of traditional arms manufacturing companies such as Lockheed Martin Corporation, BAE Systems and Raytheon Company among others in cybersecurity business is driving the market growth. Demand for advanced cyber warfare techniques is further fueling the growth of this market.

 

Furthermore, growth of cyber weapon market is attributed to the increasing need for security in critical infrastructure and utilities including national defense system, industrial control system and smart power grid among others. The major factor restraining the growth of this market is due to the rising government regulations on non-proliferation of cyber weapons aimed to restrict usage of cyber weapon to ethical hackers, legal cyber professionals and organizations only. Emergence of cyber as new domain for warfare is paving new opportunities for new and existing players in the market. Cyber weapon is considered as complementary to conventional warfare techniques. Additionally, cost-effectiveness of cyber weapons is leading to reduced funds for military expenses, thus providing new opportunities to players in the cyber weapon market.

 

National defense system, industrial control system, smart power grid and communication network are major application segments of the global cyber weapon market. The growth in these application segments is attributed to the rising need for acquiring cyber capabilities including defensive and offensive cyber weapons across the globe by government and other spy organizations. Currently focus on development of defensive cyber capabilities is leading to defensive cyber weapon market growth. However increasing need for developing offensive cyber warfare techniques due to emergence of cyberspace as a new domain for warfare is driving the offensive cyber weapon market growth.

 

This market research study analyzes the cyber weapon market globally and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD billion) from 2015 to 2021. It recognizes the drivers, restraints and opportunities affecting the industry and analyzes their impact over the forecast period.

 

The report segments the market on the basis of geography as Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW), and these have been estimated in terms of revenue (USD billion). In addition, the report segments the market based on the type, which include defensive and offensive. It also segments the market on the basis of application as national defense system, communication network, industrial control system, financial and banking, smart power grid, air traffic control, automated transportation system and hospitals. All these segments have also been estimated on the basis of geography in terms of revenue (USD billion).

 

For better understanding of the cyber weapon market, we have given key market trends. Furthermore, the study comprises a market attractiveness analysis, where the applications are benchmarked based on their market scope, growth rate and general attractiveness.

 

The report provides company market share analysis of various industry participants. The key players have also been profiled on the basis of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and the recent developments in the field of cyber weapon. Major market participants profiled in this report include Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company, BAE Systems plc, Raytheon Company, General Dynamics Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Airbus Group SE among others.

Global Cyber Weapon Market: By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Global Cyber Weapon Market: By Type

  • Defensive
  • Offensive

Global Cyber Weapon Market: By Application 

  • National Defense System
  • Communication Network
  • Industrial Control System
  • Financial and Banking
  • Smart Power Grid
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Automated Transportation System
  • Hospital

The report provides a cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to the following regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific 
  • Rest of the World (RoW)