In this Smartkarma Original, we provide a detailed analysis of the cybersecurity disruptors in Asia and the major drivers of the cybersecurity market which are as follows:
- The rise in malware & cyber attacks globally
- The fast pace of digitalization contributing to risk
- The COVID-19 pandemic & strong demand for cloud-based cyber security solutions
In this insight, we highlight 42 public and 20 private companies that are related to the cybersecurity market in five Asian countries including China, Japan, India, Korea, and Australia. The total market cap of these 42 public companies is US$347 billion.
In addition, we discuss about the comments made about the potential global cyberattacks as explained by Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum. His idea is that a major global cyberattack could be worse than the COVID-19 crisis.
If there is a world-wide cyberattack, there will be a greater pressure to immunize the global Internet with digital vaccines and antibodies to protect the society from cyberattacks and if this crisis is massive enough in terms of public health crisis, this could result in the use of emergency powers once again to justify the centralization of power and control. Of course, this is just a speculation and it is nearly impossible to know in advance if and when such a massive cyberattack will occur.