Cybersecurity in Foodservice – Thematic Research

Pages: 59 Published: June 13, 2022 Report Code: GDCG-TR-S059

The global cybersecurity revenue in foodservice was $1.2 billion in 2020. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 11% during the forecast period. The COVID-19 pandemic forced foodservice companies to digitally transform, shifting to online delivery, remote communication with employees, and digitalizing supply chain management.

Foodservice suppliers that neglect the cybersecurity of operational technology (OT) are at risk of increasingly frequent and complex ransomware attacks, as evidenced by JBS’ ransomware attack in 2021. The growth of ransomware as a service (RaaS) will only expedite the importance of OT chip-based cybersecurity.

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What is the impact of cybersecurity in the foodservice market?

Corporate boards face increasing pressure to adopt more sustainable policies, but companies must assess their impact on society. Human rights violations come in many forms, including data breaches, as every individual has a right to privacy. Foodservice companies process and store a wealth of employee and consumer data. Breaches of security can lead to unauthorized access, use, destruction, loss, alteration, or disclosure of this personal data.

COVID-19 has increased cybersecurity risk and created new opportunities for hackers. New digital strategies implemented during the pandemic can improve the foodservice sector’s operational efficiency. However, companies that digitalize hastily and neglect to expand their cybersecurity capabilities appropriately can expect negative consequences.

Digitalization of the foodservice sector relies heavily on wireless connections and online transactions made by customers. This has increased the attack surface that hackers are presented with, the ease with which they can navigate networks of connected devices, and the wealth of data available.

Before the emergence of widespread remote working, corporate networks that held company data and applications were protected by a firewall and other security tools. However, additional cybersecurity measures have become necessary as companies increasingly adopt VPNs to provide employees remote access to the entire corporate network. Giving employees VPN access to the corporate network exposes the organization to increased threats from hackers and other unauthorized individuals. Network security solutions such as ZTNA and SASE can help address this problem.

What are the key cybersecurity value chains?

The key cybersecurity value chains can be divided into three segments: hardware, software, and services.


With chips now being used in mission-critical servers and safety-critical applications, protecting chips from cyberattacks is becoming more critical and more expensive. Systems vendors such as Apple and Amazon are increasingly designing their chips rather than buying commercially developed devices and intellectual property (IP) created by third-party developers.


The software element of the cybersecurity value chain comprises the following areas: identity management, network security, endpoint security, threat detection & response, cloud security, data security, email security, application security, unified threat management, and vulnerability management.


The services element of the cybersecurity value chain comprises the following areas: managed security services, post-breach response services, and risk & compliance services. Services are typically outsourced because of the complexity of addressing cybersecurity-related issues, such as staying on top of vulnerabilities, identifying & responding to threats, and meeting compliance requirements.

Which are the leading foodservice companies deploying cybersecurity?

The leading foodservice companies deploying cybersecurity are Al Hatab Bakery, Favor Delivery, Skylark Group, Starbucks, Swiggy, and Welbilt.

Which are the specialist cybersecurity vendors in the foodservice market?

The specialist cybersecurity vendors in the foodservice market are Auvesy-MDT, Cali Group, Cardonet, Dragos, Eat IT Drink IT, NCR, Netskope, PDI Software, Preciate, Singtel, SonicWall, TitanHQ, and VikingCloud.

Market report scope

Market size (Year – 2020) $1.2 billion
CAGR >11%
Forecast period 2020 to 2025
Key value chains Hardware, Software, and Services
Leading foodservice companies Al Hatab Bakery, Favor Delivery, Skylark Group, Starbucks, Swiggy, and Welbilt
Specialist cybersecurity vendors Auvesy-MDT, Cali Group, Cardonet, Dragos, Eat IT Drink IT, NCR, Netskope, PDI Software, Preciate, Singtel, SonicWall, TitanHQ, and VikingCloud

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Key Players

  • 1Password

  • Accenture
  • Airbus (Stormshield)
  • Akamai
  • Al Hatab Bakery
  • Alert Logic
  • Alibaba
  • Alphabet
  • Alphabet (Google)
  • Alphabet (Siemplify)
  • Amazon
  • AMD
  • Analog Devices
  • AnyVision
  • Appgate
  • Apple
  • Aqua Security
  • Aramark
  • Arby’s
  • Arcon
  • AT&T
  • Atos
  • Attivo Networks
  • Autogrill
  • Auvesy-MDT
  • Aware
  • BAE Systems
  • Baidu
  • Barracuda
  • Barracuda Networks
  • BeyondTrust
  • Bill Miller Bar-B-Q
  • BioEnable
  • Blackberry
  • BMC Helix
  • Brinker
  • Broadcom
  • BT
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Burger King
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • Café Zupas
  • Cali Group
  • CaliBurger
  • Capgemini
  • Cardonet
  • Cato
  • CEC Entertainment
  • CFA Properties
  • Check Point Software
  • Checkers Drive-In Restaurants
  • Checkmarx
  • Chili’s
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Chipotle
  • ChowNow
  • CipherCloud
  • Cisco
  • Clear Secure
  • Clearview
  • Cloudcheckr
  • Cloudera
  • Cloudflare
  • CloudPassage
  • CMITech
  • Coca-Cola
  • Code42
  • Cognitec
  • Cognizant
  • Compass Group
  • Contrast Security
  • CorFire
  • Costa Coffee
  • CrowdStrike
  • CyberArk
  • Cyberbit
  • Cybereason
  • Cynet
  • D3 Security
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Darktrace
  • Dashlane
  • Delinea
  • Deliveroo
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Dickey’s Barbeque Pit
  • Dine Brands Global
  • Doctor’s Associates (Subway)
  • Domino’s
  • DoorDash
  • Dragos
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Duo Security
  • DXC Technology
  • Eat IT Drink IT
  • ekey
  • Equifax
  • Ermetic
  • Exabeam
  • Expanse
  • Extreme
  • EY
  • Eyelock
  • F5 Networks
  • Favor Delivery
  • Five Guys
  • Forcepoint
  • Forescout
  • ForgeRock
  • Fortinet
  • Foxpass
  • Fugue
  • Fujitsu
  • GES Group
  • GitLab
  • HCL Technologies
  • HelloFresh
  • Helpsystems
  • Herjavec Group
  • HID Global
  • Hitachi
  • Homeslice Pizza
  • Horizon Robotics
  • HPE
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • IBM (Red Hat)
  • Idemia
  • iFlytek
  • Illumio
  • Ilumio
  • Impulse
  • Informatica
  • Infosys
  • Innovatrics
  • Inspire Brands
  • Intel
  • Invicti
  • iProov
  • Iris ID
  • IriusRisk
  • Ironscales
  • Ivanti
  • Ivanti (MobileIron)
  • Japan Computer Vision
  • JBS
  • Jollibee Foods
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kairos
  • KFC
  • KnowBe4
  • KPMG
  • KT
  • Lacework
  • LastPass
  • Lindsay Australia
  • Little Ceasars
  • Lockheed Martin
  • LogMeIn
  • LogMeOnce
  • Logrhythm
  • Lookout
  • Lumen Technologies
  • ManageEngine
  • Marvell
  • Mastercard
  • McDonald’s
  • Megvii
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Micro Focus
  • Micron Semiconductor
  • Microsoft
  • Mimecast
  • Navisite
  • NCC
  • NCR
  • NEC
  • Netskope
  • Nokia
  • NordPass
  • Northrop Grumman
  • NTT Data
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • NXT-ID
  • Okta
  • Okta
  • Onapsis
  • One Identity
  • OneLogIn
  • OneSpan
  • OneTrust
  • Oracle
  • Orange
  • Orca Security
  • Palantir
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Panda Restaurant Group
  • Papa John’s
  • Payface
  • PDI Software
  • Perimeter 81
  • Ping Identity
  • Pollo Campero
  • Popeyes
  • PopID
  • Portnox
  • Proofpoint
  • PwC
  • Qualys
  • Rapid7
  • Raytheon BBN
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Reddit
  • RedSeal
  • Renesas
  • Resolver
  • Restaurant Brands International
  • Rhebo
  • RSA
  • Ruckus
  • SAIC
  • SailPoint Technologies
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Science on Call
  • SecureAuth
  • SecureOne
  • Secureworks
  • Securonix
  • SenseTime
  • SentinelOne
  • Seven & I
  • Sift Security
  • Singtel
  • Singtel (Trustwave)
  • Skybox Security
  • Skyhigh Security
  • Skylark Group
  • Smoothie King
  • Snyk
  • Sodexo
  • Softbank (Arm)
  • SolarWinds
  • SonicWall
  • Sophos
  • Splunk
  • Starbucks
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Sumo Logic
  • Swiggy
  • Swimlane
  • Synopsys
  • Sysnet
  • Tanium
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Tech5
  • Telstra
  • Tenable
  • Tessian
  • Thales
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • ThreatConnect
  • Threatmetrix
  • Threatmodeler
  • TitanHQ
  • Trellix
  • Trellix
  • Trend Micro
  • TrueFace.AI
  • Trustwave
  • Tumbleweed Restaurants
  • Twitter
  • Untangle
  • Veracode
  • Verizon
  • Versa
  • VikingCloud
  • VMware
  • WatchGuard
  • Welbilt
  • Wendy’s First Kitchen
  • Whataburger
  • Whitbread
  • WhiteHat Security
  • Wipro
  • Yahoo
  • Yubico
  • Yum China
  • Yum! Brands
  • Zscaler.

Table of Contents


Executive Summary

Cybersecurity Value Chain

Foodservice Challenges

The Impact of Cybersecurity on Foodservice

Case Studies

Data Analysis


Sector Scorecard


Further Reading

Our Thematic Research Methodology

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