Digital Forensics Market Size - Industry Report on Share, Growth Trends & Forecasts Analysis (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Top Digital Forensics Companies and it is segmented by Component (Hardware, Software, Service), Type (Mobile Forensics, Computer Forensics, Network Forensics), End-user Vertical (Government and Law Enforcement Agencies, BFSI, IT and Telecom), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD) for all the above segments.

Digital Forensics Market Size

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Digital Forensics Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 6.65 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 12.21 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 12.92 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Digital Forensics Market Analysis

The Digital Forensics Market size is estimated at USD 6.65 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 12.21 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 12.92% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • The massive use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices coupled with factors such as stringent government regulations and increasing cyber-attack instances on enterprises are expected to drive the demand for digital forensics software during the forecast period.
  • Digital forensics has grown from addressing minor computer crimes to investigating complex international cases that significantly affect the world. Digital forensics includes recovering and investigating material found in digital devices, often concerning computer crimes.
  • Most forensics are oriented toward desktops, laptops, and associated media, including hard drives, floppy disks, and optical discs. However, other forms of digital forensics, such as mobile phones and other handheld devices, are becoming increasingly popular for digital curation and preservation. The adoption of digital forensics is growing due to the advancements in IoT devices, such as traditional crime lab infrastructure, increasing penetration in corporate sectors, and the rise in cyber attacks and crimes. For instance, according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (ICC) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 43,300 cases of online identity theft were reported to the IC3. Phishing and similar fraud ranked first, with 2,41,342 complaints.
  • Additionally, as enterprises worldwide are transforming digitally, cloud adoption has been on the rise, which brings policies, such as BYOD, to the forefront in many industries. The increase in cloud computing applications providing access to files and other data from anywhere has made collaboration for different teams from different locations simpler for companies. Therefore, if more devices are connected to an enterprise, more sources would be available for hackers to intrude into the enterprise networks.
  • Lack of skilled professionals and preplanning investments among Organizations could restrain the market unless the organization could invest in the best digital forensic vendors who could able to detect, analyze and reconstruct the data and make the enterprises follow a proactive approach for threat protection and digital forensics where there is a chance for the market growth. Other factors, such as lack of specialized skills, usage of proprietary operating systems, and high level of encryption in new mobile applications, may hinder the market's growth.
  • During COVID-19, the demand for remote working solutions surged due to the organization's transition from conventional workplace methods to working from home by complying with legal and societal goals, such as social distancing and self-isolation. During this period, significant organizational stress and crisis, newer fraud and misconduct risks emerged, internal controls lagged behind the evolving threats, and the need for forensic investigations increased.

Digital Forensics Market Trends

Mobile Forensics Type Segment is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share

  • Mobile forensics is an important type of digital forensics, specifically examining and analyzing devices such as smartphones and tablets. It involves recovering, preserving, and analyzing digital evidence from mobile devices to aid the investigation.
  • According to GSMA, The global smartphone penetration rate was estimated at 68 percent in 2022, which increased from 2018, with an estimated 6.3 billion smartphone subscriptions globally and a global population of around 7.4 billion. The increasing prevalence of mobile devices has led to the development of diverse and specialized mobile forensic tools and techniques.
  • As mobile devices increasingly gravitate between personal and professional use, the data streams may also witness rapid growth. The mobile forensics process primarily aims to recover digital evidence or any relevant data from the device in a way that may preserve the evidence in a sound condition. The mobile forensic processes have precise rules that can isolate, seize, transport, and store data for analysis and prove digital evidence safely originating from mobile devices. Mobile devices include tablets, cellphones, PDAs, and other similar personal use equipment.
  • In mobile forensics, evidence sources include the device's external and internal memory, SIM cards, cell towers, and network servers. The strong security of the SIM cards and the proprietary operating systems may obstruct evidence acquisition. The data on these mobile devices are personal. Therefore, the information becomes very crucial for forensic investigators. The physical acquisition of these devices has become essential to obtain this evidence without alteration.
  • Moreover, increasing devices, the importance of social evidence, the increase in big data, and mobile malware are expected to become the major driving factors for mobile forensic solutions in the coming years. Although the field of mobile forensics is under continuous research, newer concepts, such as the involvement of cloud computing in the ecosystem and the evolution of mobile enterprise solutions, particularly mobile device management and BYOD, have brought new opportunities and issues to the sector.
Digital Forensics Market: Smartphone Penetration,  Worldwide as Share of Global Population, in Percentage (%), 2016-2022

North America is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share

  • North America holds a considerable share of the global digital forensics market due to its robust economy, technological advancements, and high incidences of cybercrime. The market has been experiencing steady growth, driven by increasing cyber threats, regulatory compliance requirements, and the need for effective digital investigations.
  • The law enforcement and government sectors are North America's primary digital forensics services and solutions consumers. Law enforcement agencies rely on digital forensics to investigate cybercrimes, fraud, intellectual property theft, and other criminal activities involving digital evidence.
  • North America is expected to have a prominent share in the digital forensics market, where governments and private citizens can use this technology for criminal and civil cases. Agencies, like the FBI and State Police departments, are using this technology to catch criminals and terrorists involved in illegal activities online. In the private sector, this system is used for similar investigations inside the companies. The technological advancements in the forensics department and the growth in cybercrimes and advanced theft mechanisms are expected to increase investments in the digital forensics market.
  • The growing number of cyber threats and attacks by organizations and individuals is increasing in the United States. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of data compromises and individuals impacted in the United States in 2022 was 1,802 and 422.14 million, respectively.
  • North America is at the forefront of technological innovations in digital forensics. The region houses several leading technology companies, research institutions, and forensic laboratories that contribute to developing advanced tools and techniques. This includes advancements in mobile forensics, cloud forensics, artificial intelligence (AI)-based analytics, and forensic data analytics.
Digital Forensics Market - Growth Rate by Region

Digital Forensics Industry Overview

The Digital Forensics Market is highly fragmented, with the presence of major players like IBM Corporation, Binary Intelligence LLC, Guidance Software Inc. (OpenText), AccessData Group LLC, and KLDiscovery Inc. Players in the market are adopting strategies such as partnerships and acquisitions to enhance their product offerings and gain sustainable competitive advantage.

In October 2023, Softcell and Binalyze announced a strategic partnership to offer digital forensics and incident response solutions in India. The collaboration of these two security-centric advanced organizations is anticipated to boost noteworthy advancements in digital forensics incident response and cybersecurity competencies.

Digital Forensics Market Leaders

  1. IBM Corporation

  2. Binary Intelligence LLC

  3. Guidance Software Inc. (Opentext)

  4. AccessData Group LLC

  5. KLDiscovery Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Digital Forensics Market News

  • In September 2023, SentinelOne Launched a new solution named Singularity RemoteOps Forensics. It is designed for incident response as well as evidence acquisition. New-fangled solution associations forensics evidence with immediate telemetry to offer combined insights into security incidents; analysts must conduct the investigation and response activities competently and swiftly.
  • In September 2023, Reveal, one of the global leaders in AI-powered eDiscovery, review, as well as investigations platform, in addition to CBIT Digital Forensics Services (CDFS), forensics data specialists, announced a partnership focused on offering an improved eDiscovery solutions as well as tools to legal as well as corporate clients throughout the globe. This partnership is anticipated to allow CDFS to take advantage of the influence of Reveal’s AI-powered platform to justify the eDiscovery procedure and offer clients unparalleled expertise and technological competencies.

Digital Forensics Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

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

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

  5. 5. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Growing Adoption of IoT Devices Driving Demand for Digital Forensics Solutions and Services

      2. 5.1.2 Network Forensics is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 Lack of Skilled Professionals and Preplanning among Organizations

  6. 6. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 6.1 By Component

      1. 6.1.1 Hardware

      2. 6.1.2 Software

      3. 6.1.3 Service

    2. 6.2 By Type

      1. 6.2.1 Mobile Forensics

      2. 6.2.2 Computer Forensics

      3. 6.2.3 Network Forensics

      4. 6.2.4 Other Types

    3. 6.3 By End-user Vertical

      1. 6.3.1 Government and Law Enforcement Agencies

      2. 6.3.2 BFSI

      3. 6.3.3 IT and Telecom

      4. 6.3.4 Other End-user Verticals

    4. 6.4 By Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 Latin America

      5. 6.4.5 Middle East and Africa

  7. 7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 IBM Corporation

      2. 7.1.2 Binary Intelligence LLC

      3. 7.1.3 Guidance Software Inc. (Opentext)

      4. 7.1.4 AccessData Group LLC

      5. 7.1.5 KLDiscovery Inc.

      6. 7.1.6 Paraben Corporation

      7. 7.1.7 FireEye Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 LogRhythm Inc.

      9. 7.1.9 Cisco Systems Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 Oxygen Forensics Inc.

      11. 7.1.11 MSAB Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  8. 8. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  9. 9. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Digital Forensics Industry Segmentation

Digital forensics is identifying, preserving, analyzing, and presenting digital evidence. Digital forensics enables the extraction of evidence by examining and evaluating data from digital devices. It is used to recover and inspect the data while maintaining its originality. The scope of the study covers the market based on various digital forensics types, such as mobile forensics, computer forensics, and network forensics, and their uses in different end-user industries worldwide.

The Digital Forensics Market is segmented by Component (Hardware, Software, Service), by Type (Mobile Forensics, Computer Forensics, Network Forensics), by End-user Vertical (Government and Law Enforcement Agencies, BFSI, IT, and Telecom), by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value in USD for all the above segments.

By Component
Hardware
Software
Service
By Type
Mobile Forensics
Computer Forensics
Network Forensics
Other Types
By End-user Vertical
Government and Law Enforcement Agencies
BFSI
IT and Telecom
Other End-user Verticals
By Geography
North America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
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Digital Forensics Market Research FAQs

The Digital Forensics Market size is expected to reach USD 6.65 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 12.92% to reach USD 12.21 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Digital Forensics Market size is expected to reach USD 6.65 billion.

IBM Corporation, Binary Intelligence LLC, Guidance Software Inc. (Opentext), AccessData Group LLC and KLDiscovery Inc. are the major companies operating in the Digital Forensics Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Digital Forensics Market.

In 2023, the Digital Forensics Market size was estimated at USD 5.89 billion. The report covers the Digital Forensics Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Digital Forensics Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Latest trends in the Digital Forensics Market are a) Use of cloud forensics b) Mobile device forensics c) Integration of IoT devices in forensic investigations

Digital Forensics Industry Report

The digital forensics market is experiencing robust growth, driven by the increasing prevalence of cybercrimes and the widespread adoption of digital devices, necessitating advanced investigative solutions. As the scope of digital forensics extends beyond traditional computer forensics to encompass all forms of digital data devices, its importance escalates in law enforcement and security sectors, especially with the rise of IoT and BYOD practices. These trends add complexity to investigations, requiring specialized expertise to handle diverse devices and legal challenges. The market is also propelled by the need for stringent data security solutions as remote device usage surges. However, the high costs associated with digital forensics tools and services pose significant challenges, particularly for smaller agencies and organizations. For detailed insights into the digital forensics market, including digital forensics statistics, trends, and the competitive landscape shaped by leading digital forensics companies, refer to the Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. These reports provide a market forecast outlook, historical overview, and a free report PDF download available for those interested in the latest digital forensics trends and data.

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Digital Forensics Market Size - Industry Report on Share, Growth Trends & Forecasts Analysis (2024 - 2029)