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Penetration testing and information security training is widely adopted by the large scale industries and in some of the small and medium-sized enterprises. It helps to provide complete training on the penetration testing of the networks, systems and software, among others. This testing helps to prevent cyberattacks or other vulnerable or malicious attacks. The rising cyberattacks across various industries is increasing the demand for penetration testing and information security training among the users. However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, various small, medium and large enterprises across the world were shut in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. All sectors across globe were hampered and due to lockdown, most of the organizations have adopted work from home option to save their businesses from certain collapse. During work from home many employees connect from their Wi-Fi to corporate network to do their work, no matter of how vulnerable their home setup is. Apart from this, many organizations have developed and launched new apps without proper testing to fulfil the increasing demand. Due to this, enterprises where facing new phishing attacks and hence, the demand for penetration testing and information security training increases as it provides a vulnerability scan and security control against various skilled attackers or hackers.
Growing demand for implementation of cyber security measures in various enterprises due to rising malware and cyberattacks. Apart from this, there is rise in the internet interconnections which has also led to increase in hacking or data theft from various sources such as mobile and other IoT based technology devices. This factors increase the demand for penetration testing and information security training in different sectors to avoid the cyberattacks. In addition, the penetration testing and information security training is accessible in different types such as full time, part time and online. Whereas, online penetration testing and information security training has the largest share in the market as it is widely adopted by most of the small, medium and large enterprises. Apart from this, penetration testing and information security training is widely used by the large enterprises, as they require more number of networking devices that are vulnerable to security and cyberattack risks.
Major key players in the penetration testing and information security training market include OffSec Services Limited, SANS Institute, Cybrary, Inc., Udemy, Inc., Sense of Security Pty Ltd., Rapid7, Inc., Shearwater Solutions Pty. Ltd., Content Security Pty Ltd., IBM Corporation and Pen Test Partners LLP.
Trends and Future Outlook:
- Rising use of advance technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to automate penetration testing
- Due to COVID-19 impact, there is rise in use of various cloud-based solutions and other technological tools such as video conferencing platforms, which leads to adoption of penetration testing and information security training