There has been significant investment and M&A appetite in the cybersecurity market in recent times. Fortune Magazine has observed that 2015 funding year-to-date is almost at the level of the whole of 2014. While they stress the recent high profile hacks as a driving force, we are seeing the increasing trend to out-sourced cloud-based storage, applications and services as a driver for new security applications.
Following hacks of Sony Pictures and OPM, cybersecurity firms are securing big investments. Despite stock-market turmoil and unease in the venture-capital community, cyber security companies are raising large rounds of financing from investors, whose tremendous appetite for high-tech defenses against cyber attacks is not expected to subside even in a market correction.