Cybersecurity in Retail and Apparel – Thematic Research

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Retailers are incorporating key technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics (BDA), and the Internet of Things (IoT) into their business strategies to provide omnichannel experiences to shoppers. Including these technologies in their businesses makes them more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Retailers need to reassure their consumers that their data is secure and out of reach from hackers.

The cybersecurity in retail and apparel thematic intelligence report breaks down the value chain for cybersecurity and the leaders for this theme in retail. It provides an overview of how this technological theme helps to alleviate some of the main challenges faced by retailers. The industry analysis section discusses early use case studies highlighting the implementation of cybersecurity within retail and apparel sector.

Cybersecurity in Retail and Apparel - Industry Analysis

The global cybersecurity revenues in retail are headed for strong growth in the next few years. The strongest growth will be in software, whereas services will record very minimal growth.

The cybersecurity in retail and apparel industry analysis also covers:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • Company filings trends
  • Hiring trends
  • News trends
  • Case Studies
  • Cybersecurity Timeline

Cybersecurity Revenues in Retail, 2019-2025 ($ Billion)

Cybersecurity Revenues in Retail, 2019-2025 ($ Billion)

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Cybersecurity Value Chain Analysis

GlobalData’s cybersecurity value chain consists of three main areas: hardware, software, and services.

Cybersecurity Hardware: 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 own chips rather than buying commercially developed devices and intellectual property (IP) created by third-party developers.

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

Cybersecurity Value Chain

Cybersecurity Value Chain

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Leading Cybersecurity Adopters in Retail and Apparel

Some retailers currently deploying cybersecurity measures are:

  • ASOS
  • Alibaba
  • Amazon
  • Carrefour
  • eBay
  • Foot Locker
  • Home Depot
  • Macy’s
  • Nike
  • Target
  • Walmart

Leading Cybersecurity Vendors

Some of the leading players within the cybersecurity theme are:

  • Accenture
  • Alphabet
  • Check Point Software
  • Cisco
  • Cloudflare
  • CrowdStrike
  • Darktrace
  • Dell Technologies
  • Fortinet
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Palantir Technologies

Specialist Cybersecurity Vendors in Retail and Apparel

Some specialist cybersecurity vendors in the retail and apparel sector are:

  • Armis
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Atos
  • Barracuda Networks
  • C2 Cyber
  • McAfee
  • Sangfor
  • WatchGuard

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Cybersecurity in Retail and Apparel Sector Scorecard

GlobalData uses a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. The sector scorecards help to determine which companies are best positioned for a future filled with disruptive threats. Each sector scorecard has three screens:

  • The thematic screen shows who are the overall leaders in the 10 themes that matter most, based on the thematic engine.
  • The valuation screen shows whether publicly listed players appear cheap or expensive relative to their peers, based on consensus forecasts from investment analysts.
  • The risk screen shows who the riskiest players in each industry are, based on the assessment of four risk categories: operational risk, financial risk, industry risk, and country risk.

Retail Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Retail Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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Cybersecurity in Retail and Apparel Industry Overview

Report Pages 56
Regions Covered Global
Value Chain Hardware, Software, and Services
Leading Retail Companies Adopting Cybersecurity ASOS, Alibaba, Amazon, Carrefour, eBay, Foot Locker, Home Depot, Macy’s, Nike, Target, and Walmart
Leading Cybersecurity Vendors Accenture, Alphabet, Check Point Software, Cisco, Cloudflare, CrowdStrike, Darktrace, Dell Technologies, Fortinet, IBM, Microsoft, and Palantir Technologies
Specialist Cybersecurity Vendors in Retail and Apparel Armis, Akamai Technologies, Atos, Barracuda Networks, C2 Cyber, McAfee, Sangfor, and WatchGuard

Reasons to Buy

  • Get an understanding of all aspects of the cybersecurity value chain, and how they relate to retailers both now and in the future.
  • Explore the main challenges faced by retailers today, and how they exacerbate the need for retailers to adopt cybersecurity measures
  • Identify key points of vulnerability for retailers and see where they should focus their cybersecurity efforts
  • See market size and growth forecasts detailing how much retailers have and will spend on cybersecurity between 2019 and 2025
  • See which companies are the leading adopters of cybersecurity, as well as laggards whose lack of attention to cybersecurity has cost them financially and in reputation.

Home Depot
TJX Companies
Alphabet (Google)
Check Point Software
Dell Technologies
Palantir Technologies
Palo Alto Networks
Akamai Technologies
Barracuda Networks
C2 Cyber
Samsung Electronics
One Identity
Last Pass
Trend Micro
Sentinel One
Micro Focus
Singtel (trustwave)
PDI software

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Cybersecurity Value Chain

Retail and Apparel Challenges

The Impact of Cybersecurity on Retail and Apparel

Case Studies

Data Analysis


Sector Scorecard


Further Reading

Our Thematic Research Methodology

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