Market Overview

The digital forensics market was worth USD 3.76 billion in 2019?and is projected to reach USD 6.48 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 9.52 % over the forecast period, 2020?– 2025.? Although most forensics have been oriented toward the desktops, laptops, and the associated media, including the hard drive, floppy disk, and optical discs, other forms of digital forensics, such as mobile phones and other handheld devices are increasingly becoming popular for digital curation and preservation.

  • The emergence of computing shaped by the IoT and the rapid increase in the number of mobiles, computers, and other electronic devices across the region is contributing to the demand for digital forensics.
  • However, factors such as lack of specialized skills, usage of proprietary operating systems, and high level of encryption in new mobile applications may hinder the growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

Digital forensic enables the extraction of evidence through analysis and evaluation of data from digital devices and is used to recover and inspect the data while maintaining the originality of the same. Identification of duplication of data and spoofing of timings are some of the major challenges for this technology.

Key Market Trends

Network Forensics is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share

  • Network forensics involves capturing, recording and analyzing of network packets to determine the source of network security attacks. The primary goal of network forensics is to collect evidence. With the increasing number of attacks on the network, the organizations have started taking steps towards resolving the issue.
  • The growing popularity of the Internet in homes means that computing has become network-centric and data is now available outside of disk-based digital evidence. Facebook admitted that around 50 million users were compromised by the security breach. As per Facebook CEO, the company has not seen the accounts getting compromised nor found any inappropriate activity. Later, Zuckerberg confirmed that the attackers used Facebook developer APIs for obtaining information. The information was comprised of names, genders, localities which were linked with any user’s profile page.
  • With the increasing threats on the network, network security and forensics has become essential in the market.

North America to Account for a Major Share

  • The US financial system has been a target for foreign cyber adversaries for a considerable period. Based on this phenomenon, the US government imposed a law for the private sector to have a dedicated cyber protection team (CPT) sector to provide surge capacity in the event of an ongoing cyber attack in the form of advanced analysis and network and endpoint forensics.
  • US banks, such as the Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo have faced cyber attacks, that eventually led to exposed data of consumers. It was considered to be a result of weaknesses in the firms’ networks. These banks were recommended by the federal officials to monitor their network activities. Such government impositions, therefore, drive the demand for digital forensics solutions in the region.
  • Moreover, North America houses major players of the digital forensics market like IBM, Cisco, FireEye which offer other enterprise applications, such as LogRhythm, Guidance Software, Access Data, Paraben that specialize in forensic solutions. For instance, Paraben’s Device Seizure has an established reputation in handheld forensics.

Competitive Landscape

The global digital forensics market is moderately competitive and consists of a significant amount of major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. Being a technology driven market, the vendors are involved in releasing new features on their products frequently.

  • November 2018 - Paraben launched Version 2.0 of the E3 Platform, a digital forensic tool. The enhanced platform includes new features, such as Python SDK that allows users to create their own custom scripts of the E3 Platform, support to iOS 12, and Android Pie operating system, Image Analysis Add-On which enables users to scan illicit content, drugs, weapons, among others.

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