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Security Yearbook 2022 will be launched on May 25, 2022

Security operations, the fastest growing segment of the cybersecurity industry

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., March 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Author, industry analyst and founder of IT-Harvest, Richard Stiennonannounced the release date of May 25, 2022 for “Security Yearbook 2022: A History and Directory of the Computer Security Industry.” It is available for pre-order at www.it-harvest.com/shop. The 2022 Security Yearbook is the first edition to be printed in color.

2022 Security Yearbook” is the third edition of the annual “Security Directory“, a desktop reference for the entire cybersecurity industry. There are fully updated sections on funding rounds, performance of publicly traded companies, cyberattacks, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). directory contains 2,850 suppliers listed alphabetically and by country and category compared to the 2,615 that were tracked in the 2021 edition.

The most dramatic result of 2021 was new funding. Investments in cybersecurity have broken all records: $26 billion compared to the $10.7 billion Saved in 2021 Security Yearbook. There were 474 companies that received new funding. More than 100 suppliers took over $50 million a piece.

Among the 16 industries, security operations saw the fastest growth at 25% year-over-year, indicating that more companies are investing in building SOC capabilities.

“Security Yearbook” is the only published history of the computer security industry. This year, the 2022 edition includes 2,850 suppliers listed by country and category. The percentage change in each supplier’s workforce is provided in the Directory. “It’s one of the most valuable metrics in determining a provider’s health,” Stiennon said. “Successful companies grow.”

The result of over a decade of research, “Security Yearbook 2022” begins in the early days of RACF, ACF2, Check Point Software, Symantec and McAfee, through to the present day, including the dramatic transformation occurring at McAfee.

“Security Yearbook 2022” is a book filled with rich stories about the vendors and people behind the companies – the misfits and the pioneers – who together built today’s $300+ billion cybersecurity industry.

Their individual stories are told in their own voice alongside the author’s market research and analysis, making this a one-of-a-kind read and an indispensable guide for the entire IT security industry.

“‘Security Yearbook’ has become my life’s work,” said Richard Stiennon. “It’s a full-time job of managing space. In this book, I incorporate everything I’ve learned in 26 years in an industry that’s growing at over 24% a year. “

“Security Yearbook 2021” is already a go-to reference for industry veterans and CISOs. Industry analysts, Wall Street analysts, professors and marketing teams use it for product selection and pre-selection. The industry is subdivided into 16 different sectors including network, endpoint, data security, GRC and MSSP. New areas such as Security Analytics, Threat Intelligence and Deception will be of particular interest to practitioners seeking to understand advanced cyber defense tools and practices.

About Stiennon

Richard Stiennon is chief research analyst for IT-Harvest, the company he founded in 2005 to cover the 2,850 vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the subject of cybersecurity in 31 countries on six continents. He published Curmudgeon: How to Succeed as an Industry Analyst in 2020. In 2019, he published Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO Journey. He also wrote Survive Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Bestseller, There will be a cyber war. He serves on the advisory board of several tech startups and sits on the boards of Anitian and QuickHeal. Stiennon was chief strategy officer for Blancco Technology Group, chief marketing officer for Fortinet, Inc., and vice president of threat research at Webroot Software. Prior to that, he was vice president of research at Gartner. He has a BS. in Aerospace Engineering and his Masters in Warfare in the Modern World from King’s College, London. Follow @cyberwar on Twitter.

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