Homeland Security (HLS) is a burgeoning market that offers considerable opportunities for companies to exploit. Visiongain expects global growth to continue, with governments keen to extend their defensive measures against a range of threats including terrorism, cyber attack, natural disasters, and piracy. A degree of maturation in key markets, and the impact of continued austerity, indicates that growth will not be as dynamic compared to the previous decade, although the HLS market is set to take on a more global nature with a greater range of countries increasing their HLS spending. Visiongain has determined that the value of the Homeland Security market in 2012 amounts to $206.01bn.
The threat from al-Qaeda and affiliate groups to the US and other nations, and the impact of the 9/11 attacks, were the main drivers behind the rapid expansion of the scope and scale of HLS spending over 2001-2011. Since then however, cyber security has become a rising global concern, and many nations are also looking to upgrade security infrastructure in sectors such as border and maritime security.
The continually evolving nature of many HLS threats entails continued scope for enterprise, particularly in areas where new technology can be applied to security problems. [Online Statistics
] The demands of integrating and networking of existing systems present further opportunities to business.