Cyber Warfare Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Cyber Warfare Market is segmented by End-user Industry (Defense, Aerospace, BFSI, Corporate, Government, Other end-user Industries), and Geography.

Cyber Warfare Market Size

Cyber Warfare Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 17.31 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Cyber Warfare Market Analysis

The Cyber Warfare Market size is expected to grow from USD 67.88 billion in 2022 to USD 158.02 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 14.65% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Cyberwarfare involves offensive and defensive operations, such as cyberattacks, espionage, and sabotage. The number of cyberattacks worldwide is increasing significantly. Cyberwarfare uses all vectors accessible to cybercriminals. These include viruses, email attachments, pop-up windows, instant messages, and other forms of deception on the internet.

  • Cyberwarfare is a significant threat to the nation, outstripping terrorism. The mitigation of losses arising due to increasing cyber-attacks on countries, leading to economic disruption, has become a considerable concern for the market.
  • Based on such threats, governments of the United States, India, Japan, and Pakistan are readily preparing for cyber espionage and taking steps toward establishing a strong national cyber policy to protect their civilian and military infrastructure.
  • For instance, in June 2021, with the threat of cyberattacks mounting against the Indian armed forces, the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) has planned to send up to 100 personnel to the United States to train in the latest cybersecurity technology and artificial intelligence (AI) for future warfare.
  • An increase in defense spending to improve the government's effectiveness, efficiency, and cybersecurity capability is expected to be a driving factor in deploying cyber warfare systems across all geographic regions. Modernizing government IT infrastructure, improving deteriorated facilities, and reducing cyber vulnerabilities are also expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
  • DoS attacks, which continue to increase worldwide, are predicted to be leveraged for conducting cyber warfare. Attackers are also using these distributed denials of service (DDoS) attack methods to impact government entities, primarily with massive, sustained bandwidth attacks and, at the same time, infecting them with malware and spyware to steal or destroy data.
  • Moreover, according to Microsoft's Digital Defense Report (2021), around 80% of nation-state-targeted attacks were on governments, NGOs, and think tanks. Think tanks generally serve as policy incubators and implementers, with strong ties to government officials and programs. Attackers can exploit the connections between the NGO community and government organizations to gain insights into national policy plans and intentions.
  • The key players in the market are coming up with new solutions to remain competitive and increase their capability. In September 2021, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence expanded its NetReveal Compliance Solution Suite with market-leading enhancements to assist organizations in remaining compliant in the complex and evolving money laundering and terrorist finance ecosystem. The NetReveal AML Transaction Monitoring solution now includes a detection library of modern typologies and payment types, such as human trafficking and mobile payments.
  • Because of COVID-19, Nation-state cyber activity has witnessed a surge in intensity and an escalation in severity because traditional tactics to gather intelligence and knowledge are no longer feasible due to social distancing. Additionally, cyberattacks targeting organizations have increased considerably amid the coronavirus-led lockdown, resulting in a growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals.

Cyber Warfare Industry Segmentation

Cyberwarfare comprises the actions taken by a nation-state or international organizations against another nation's computers or information networks, primarily through computer viruses or denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The end-users considered under the scope of this study include governments, BFSI, aerospace, defense, and power and utilities, among others. The study also offers an assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.

End-user Industry
Power and Utilities
Other End-user Industries
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Cyber Warfare Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Cyber Warfare Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Concern Regarding National Security

  • Cybersecurity is a crucial national security issue. It impacts the public and private sectors and spans a wide range of national security topics, whether terrorism, crime, or state and industrial espionage. The growing technological development in IT and the capabilities of cyber weapons leading to disruption to national security are continuously reshaping the threat landscape.
  • As emerging economies accelerate their digitization, cyber warfare emerges as a major growth constraint. Various nations have increased their cybersecurity spending and established units engaged in overcoming cybersecurity challenges to deter cyber espionage and data breaches in the military and defense sectors. As a result, rising demand for cybersecurity is expected to propel the market over the forecast period.
  • International organizations and governments have become focused on cybersecurity due to increased security challenges posed by or within cyberspace. This has raised several concerns about national security, driving the need for robust security solutions. Therefore, the government, military, and other agencies are engaged in protecting its digital infrastructure and devices connected to the internet to deter cyberattacks.
  • The players in the market are gaining contracts for strengthening national security. For instance, In August 2022, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) obtained the Guard Enterprise Cyber Operations Support (GECOS) contract to support the Army National Guard. The USD 267 million contract is for one year with three option years. The GECOS program provides IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, application hosting, and other services to the Army National Guard Department of Defense Information Network.
  • The market is witnessing significant defense initiatives for strengthening national security. For instance, in September 2021, the Air Force’s Information warfare entity started focusing on defending weapon systems from adversary probes as enemies have become more active below the threshold of war, using cyber and digital capabilities to conduct espionage against military and non-military targets while also accessing sensitive systems to disrupt them or sow doubt among users.
  • Further, deprecated encryption protocols are being replaced in the national security supply chain. For instance, in January 2021, the US National Security Agency (NSA) published guidelines on updating obsolete encryption protocols for government agencies and suppliers involved in defense and national security. The recommendations (PDF) advise system administrators on detecting and replacing unauthorized or deprecated TLS protocols with ones that meet current standards.
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North America Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share

  • North America is expected to have a significant market share in cyber warfare. Expanding the cyber defense budget, government initiatives securing computerized framework, and spotlight lighting on reinforcing cybersecurity approaches are the key driving elements affecting the territorial demand in the region. Besides, the foundation of cybersecurity units and deploying powerful cybersecurity systems inside government organizations, military, and guard parts further drive business sector development.
  • As a major developed economy, the United States is highly dependent on the internet and therefore is highly exposed to cyberattacks. Moreover, the country has substantial capabilities in defense due to advanced technology and a large military budget. Malicious hacking from domestic or foreign enemies remains a constant threat to the United States. The country has developed significant cyber capabilities in response to these growing threats.
  • The US federal government has taken several initiatives against cyberattacks and is continually demonstrating its cyber warfare capabilities to help reduce sophisticated attacks. It is also engaging in proactive training and development for military personnel in the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE), which is the US Army's force modernization proponent for cyberspace operations, signal/communication networks, and information services. Furthermore, an increased defense budget to safeguard cyberspace and protect federal systems and critical infrastructure from cyberattacks is anticipated to propel market growth.
  • Additionally, in April 2021, as part of the United State's effort to safeguard US critical infrastructure from sophisticated and persistent cyber threats, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched an initiative to improve the cybersecurity of electric utilities' industrial control systems (ICS) and secure the supply chain of the energy sector. This 100-day plan is a coordinated effort between the electricity industry, the Department of Energy, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
  • Moreover, the Canadian government is taking initiatives in collaboration with the Canadian military and North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) to identify and mitigate cyber threats to critical civilian sites. Critical sites, like the power grids, water treatment plants, or traffic systems, are especially focused on preventing attacks that may shut down civilian infrastructure.
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Cyber Warfare Industry Overview

The cyber warfare market is moderately concentrated and competitive, with several players vying for market share. The major players are offering superior technology such as Machine learning and AI and fostering growth through their existing distribution channels. These technology leaders invest in innovation, mergers, acquisitions, and long-term partnership activities to maintain a competitive edge in the market.

  • July 2021 - SynSaber, a new industrial cybersecurity firm, launched USD 2.5 million seed funding from SYN Ventures, Rally Ventures, and Cyber Mentor Fund. SynSaber is developing an industrial asset and network monitoring solution to provide constant insight into the status, vulnerabilities, and threats.
  • July 2021 - Leonardo and A2A teamed up to test innovative solutions for the cyber security of electricity generation and distribution plants. This partnership envisages using innovative technologies developed by Leonardo's cyber security research center on A2A plants and networks. The agreement will boost the security of digital transformation processes and create new products specifically designed for the cyber protection of energy infrastructures.

Cyber Warfare Market Leaders

  1. BAE Systems PLC

  2. The Boeing Company

  3. General Dynamics Corporation

  4. Lockheed Martin Corporation

  5. Raytheon Technologies Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

BAE Systems PLC, General Dynamic Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Fire Eye Inc., The Boeing Company

Cyber Warfare Market News

  • August 2022 - Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, has announced a collaboration with CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint, cloud workload, identity, and data protection, to integrate its complementary endpoint security products into RI&S' Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service.
  • July 2022 - Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) announced a partnership with Acalvio Technologies to improve the nation's cybersecurity operations by implementing proactive defenses that will assist government and commercial organizations in building greater resilience to an increasingly dynamic threat landscape. This collaboration adds cyber deception to Booz Allen's intelligence-grade tradecraft and full-spectrum capabilities, complementing the firm's National Cyber strategy.
  • July 2022 - General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, announced that the 764th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, recently awarded it the Europe-Wide Information Technology and Enterprise Network (EITEN) contract. The absolute ceiling for the single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (IDIQ) is USD 908 million, with a five-year base period and a three-year option.
  • July 2022 - Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) announced that it had been authorized as a CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body (The Cyber AB), strengthening the firm's ability to deliver comprehensive CMMC services that enable clients to prepare for and obtain certification. Booz Allen is one of the first authorized C3PAOs in the CMMC ecosystem.

Cyber Warfare Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


  6. 6. Market Drivers

    1. 6.1 Increasing Concerns Regarding National Security

    2. 6.2 Increase In Defense Spending

  7. 7. Market Challenges

    1. 7.1 Lack of Cyber Warfare Professionals


    1. 8.1 End-user Industry

      1. 8.1.1 Defense

      2. 8.1.2 Aerospace

      3. 8.1.3 BFSI

      4. 8.1.4 Corporate

      5. 8.1.5 Power and Utilities

      6. 8.1.6 Government

      7. 8.1.7 Other End-user Industries

    2. 8.2 Geography

      1. 8.2.1 North America

      2. 8.2.2 Europe

      3. 8.2.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 8.2.4 Latin America

      5. 8.2.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 9.1 Company Profiles

      1. 9.1.1 BAE Systems PLC

      2. 9.1.2 The Boeing Company

      3. 9.1.3 General Dynamic Corporation

      4. 9.1.4 Lockheed Martin Corporation

      5. 9.1.5 Raytheon Technologies Corporation

      6. 9.1.6 Fire Eye Inc. (Mandiant)

      7. 9.1.7 Leonardo SpA

      8. 9.1.8 Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

      9. 9.1.9 DXC Technology Pvt. Ltd.

      10. 9.1.10 Airbus SE

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Cyber Warfare Market Research FAQs

The Cyber Warfare Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Cyber Warfare Market is growing at a CAGR of 17.31% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

BAE Systems PLC, The Boeing Company, General Dynamics Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon Technologies Corporation are the major companies operating in Cyber Warfare Market.

Cyber Warfare Industry Report

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