The cybersecurity market in Italy experienced robust growth with double-digit figures from 2018 to 2020. Despite a lag in comprehensive regulation, with the latest actions taken in 2019, the sector's development is driven by large companies, particularly in the banking and financial sectors, as they prioritize investments to protect their information systems and ensure data confidentiality. The market comprises various segments, including cybersecurity consulting, hardware, software, managed security, cloud services, and other related areas like system integration and training. While large, multinational firms like Kaspersky, McAfee, Cisco, and Broadcom have a significant presence, there's also a niche for smaller, specialized companies offering customized solutions. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remain underrepresented in cybersecurity investment, with more than half not spending on it as of the latest data. However, due to escalating digitalization and the rising number of serious cyberattacks, which showed a 38% increase in 2018, continued growth in cybersecurity spending is anticipated in Italy..Title: "Rapid Growth and Emerging Trends in Italian Cybersecurity Market" The Italian cybersecurity market has displayed robust growth patterns, with figures showcasing a remarkable upswing in the years spanning 2018 to 2020. With double-digit growth rates, the market's expansion reflects a heightened awareness and increasing investment in cybersecurity measures across various sectors. The scope of cybersecurity encompasses a range of services broadly categorized into consulting, hardware, software, managed security, cloud services, and additional areas like system integration and training. Specialized services are tailored by smaller firms, while large multinationals cater to the broader market needs. Significant to the nation's economic infrastructure, the banking and financial sector spearheads cybersecurity expenditure in Italy, emphasizing the critical nature of safeguarding financial information systems. Following closely are governmental entities—including defense and local government bodies—and pivotal industries like transportation, telecommunications, and manufacturing. However, it is worth noting that over half of the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Italy have yet to make significant investments in cybersecurity. When it comes to market incumbents, Italy's landscape is a mix of international giants such as Kaspersky, McAfee, Cisco, and Broadcom, alongside more niche players like ELTA, BooleBox, and BlackSwan, which offer customized solutions. Despite trailing other European counterparts in cybersecurity maturity, Italy is pressured by the digitalization surge, which makes systems and data more susceptible to sophisticated cyber threats. Indeed, the country experienced between one thousand five hundred and eighty to one thousand five hundred and sixty serious cyberattacks in 2018 alone, marking an increase of more than thirty-five percent over the previous year. At this trajectory, it is anticipated that the cybersecurity industry in Italy will continue to thrive, driven by the inevitability of the market's demands and the increasing sophistication of cyber threats..### Key Players Shaping the Italian Cybersecurity Landscape In the burgeoning field of Italian cybersecurity, a mix of multinational giants and agile niche firms are defining the contours of this ever-evolving marketplace. Though Italy's commitment to cybersecurity may have awakened later than some of its European counterparts, the penetration and advancement within the sector are escalating rapidly. Here's a closer look at some of the preeminent entities steering this digital safekeeping movement. #### Kaspersky Renowned globally, Kaspersky is a cybersecurity behemoth that has cemented its position within the Italian market. The company is famed for its cutting-edge antivirus and internet security solutions. With an expansive portfolio that caters to both individual and enterprise needs, Kaspersky's software defends against a labyrinth of cyber threats, safeguarding users' digital experiences and corporate data integrity. #### McAfee McAfee stands as one of the stalwarts of cyber protection, providing comprehensive security solutions that span from endpoint to network to cloud. Known for its robust antivirus programs, its expertise extends into identity theft protection and securing the ever-expanding IoT ecosystem. Its presence in Italy reflects a commitment to guard against the sophisticated spectrum of cybercriminal activities. #### Cisco Cisco is not just an authority in networking; it's also a formidable force in the cybersecurity arena. With a vast array of products and services, including firewalls, VPNs, and advanced threat protection, Cisco has built a reputation for facilitating secure infrastructure. Their proactive stance and security intelligence resonate well with the Italian market's needs for resilient and adaptable cybersecurity defenses. #### Broadcom Broadcom, having acquired Symantec's enterprise security business, has significantly bolstered its standing in the cybersecurity domain. Its portfolio now includes a suite of services and software designed to protect the world's most demanding organizations. In Italy, Broadcom continues to deliver innovative solutions like endpoint security and web protection that help insulate systems from the scourge of cyber threats. #### ELTA Diverging from the orbit of these large multinationals is ELTA, an Italian-based company that specializes in delivering tailored cybersecurity services. It distinguishes itself by crafting unique solutions for complex security challenges. ELTA's intimate knowledge of the local market nuances positions it to serve Italian businesses with precision and personalization. #### BooleBox Also hailing from Italy, BooleBox is carving out its niche by focusing on secure data sharing and storage. Their encrypted cloud services and data protection utilities are geared toward ensuring that sensitive information remains confidential and tamper-proof. BooleBox's innovative approaches
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1.1 Definition and scope of the study

Information security, or cybersecurity, refers to the processes and practices that are designed and undertaken in order to protect networks, programs, data and devices from unauthorized attacks or access.

Despite being a relatively new field, and still not fully regulated (laws and decrees: 1996, 1992, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2018, 2019), the Italian cybersecurity market is booming, registering double-digit growth figures in the years 2018-20. This market can be divided into five main segments:

  • Cybersecurity consulting
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Managed security and cloud services
  • Other (systems integration, training, etc.)

Large companies are the main investors in cybersecurity, with IT managers/CTOs increasingly aware of the risks on their information systems and the growing pressures on user data privacy. The banking/financial sector leads Italy in terms of cybersecurity spending, followed by government (particularly defense, foreign and local/regional governments), transportation, telecommunications and manufacturing round out the top 5. More than half of SMEs in Italy do not currently spend on cybersecurity.

The cybersecurity market in Italy is divided between large multinational companies such as Kasperky, McAfee, Cisco, and Broadcom and smaller, more specialized companies that provide tailored solutions (ELTA, BooleBox, and BlackSwan).

Despite lagging behind its European neighbors in this area, with the greater digitization of society, and the greater volume and danger of cyber attacks (1,557 serious attacks in 2018 +38% over 2017), spending on cybersecurity is expected to continue to grow in Italy.

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Orange wants to buy Risk&Co's cybersecurity division - 06/10/2023
  • 1 billion euros in sales for Orange's cyber defense subsidiary
  • Orange plans to acquire the cybersecurity consulting activities of Risk&Co, in receivership
  • Risk&Co's customers include several entities of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, as well as major groups such as Total. ChapsVision is also planning to make an offer, as it is interested in cybersecurity consulting only
  • ChapsVision recently raised 90 million euros
  • Orange Cyberdéfense is interested not only in cybersecurity consulting, but also in safety engineering.
  • Orange's target business represents sales of around 15 million euros
  • Other candidates are also interested in the takeover, including alternative telecom operator Foliateam
  • The Risk&Co group has another branch, focused on securing the international operations of major groups, for which the security and defense services company Amarante and Scutum are ready to make a bid
Cisco strengthens its position by acquiring Splunk for $28 billion - 23/09/2023
  • Cisco has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Splunk for $28 billion.
  • This is the largest acquisition in Cisco's history, surpassing Scientific Atlanta for $7 billion in 2005, Acacia Communications for $4.5 billion in 2021 and Duo Security for $2.3 billion in 2018.
  • The acquisition is expected to bring Cisco around $4 billion in annual recurring revenues
  • Splunk, which specializes in cloud-based data analysis, has around 7,000 employees worldwide and customers including Coca-Cola, Airbus, Carrefour and Engie.
  • In the cybersecurity sector, Google recently acquired Mandiant for $5.4 billion, Broadcom bought Symantec for $10 billion and Thales acquired Imperva for $3.6 billion.
Apple parie sur les puces Made in USA de Broadcom - 24/05/2023
Cybersecurity: growing interest among telecom operators - 11/04/2023
  • Orange Cyberdefense employs 3,000 experts.
  • Orange Cyberdefense plans to recruit almost 800 experts in 2023.
  • Orange Cyberdefense claims a 14% increase in revenues for 2022, to almost 1 billion euros.

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