The global and independent platform for the SAP community.

Demand Creates Growth Opportunities in the Cyber Security Market

ISG compares the competitive and portfolio strength of service and product providers in Germany and Switzerland. High dynamics in the managed security segment.
E3 Magazine
December 19, 2023
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

The long-standing success story of the cybersecurity market remains intact. In the face of ever-increasing attack pressure and a worsening shortage of skilled workers, the signs continue to point to growth. Especially in the SME sector. While large companies tend to maintain their already high budgets and increase them slightly overall, it is small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular that are generating additional demand. This is reported in the new study "ISG Provider Lens Cybersecurity - Solutions & Services 2023", which the market research and consulting company Information Services Group (ISG) has now published in two separate editions for Germany and Switzerland. In it, ISG examines the portfolio and competitive strength of more than 100 service and product providers in the cybersecurity market.

Development factors

Cyber security is becoming a key competence. Two factors are driving this development particularly strongly. Firstly, the ever-increasing digitalization of companies is massively increasing the size of attack surfaces and the number of attack vectors. Secondly, the ability of attackers to change their methodical and tactical approach at ever shorter intervals and to use new technologies in the process is also increasing. For example, forms of artificial intelligence (AI). Both the variability and the range of attacks are thus becoming ever greater. Regardless of this, companies and government organizations are driving forward the digitalization of their processes in order to work more efficiently and in a more customer-oriented manner. In order to orchestrate the variety of defense mechanisms used and detect relevant attacks early enough, providers are expanding the use of self-learning solutions that work with various automation, machine learning and AI techniques. 

Human intelligence

"However, this in no way makes the human workforce in SOCs superfluous. Quite the opposite," says study author Frank Heuer, who works as Lead Analyst Cybersecurity DACH for ISG. "After all, in-depth expert knowledge is needed to set up automation solutions in line with the specific threat situation. It's also about critically evaluating the results of the systems."

Write a comment

Work on SAP Basis is crucial for successful S/4 conversion. This gives the so-called Competence Center strategic importance among SAP's existing customers. Regardless of the operating model of an S/4 Hana, topics such as automation, monitoring, security, application lifecycle management, and data management are the basis for the operative S/4 operation. For the second time already, E3 Magazine is hosting a summit in Salzburg for the SAP community to get comprehensive information on all aspects of S/4 Hana groundwork. With an exhibition, expert presentations, and plenty to talk about, we again expect numerous existing customers, partners, and experts in Salzburg. E3 Magazine invites you to Salzburg for learning and exchange of ideas on June 5 and 6, 2024.


Event Room, FourSide Hotel Salzburg,
At the exhibition center 2,
A-5020 Salzburg

Event date

June 5 and 6, 2024


Early Bird Ticket - Available until 29.03.2024
EUR 440 excl. VAT
Regular ticket
EUR 590 excl. VAT

Secure your Early Bird ticket now!


Event Room, Hotel Hilton Heidelberg,
Kurfürstenanlage 1,
69115 Heidelberg

Event date

28 and 29 February 2024


Regular ticket
EUR 590 excl. VAT
The organizer is the E3 magazine of the publishing house AG. The presentations will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected SAP partners. The ticket price includes the attendance of all lectures of the Steampunk and BTP Summit 2024, the visit of the exhibition area, the participation in the evening event as well as the catering during the official program. The lecture program and the list of exhibitors and sponsors (SAP partners) will be published on this website in due time.