Spear phishing is an email phishing attack that targets an individual or a particular organization, to gain access to confidential information or sensitive data. Spear phishing attempts are more likely to be conducted by convicts for acquiring trade secrets, financial data, or military information. Spear phishing protection is used to filter out all those unsolicited emails and protect an individual’s information from hackers. Factors such as the rising adoption of cloud email security solutions, rising number of cybercrimes in different end use industries such as banking and financial sector, defense, healthcare and retail sector, and rise in internet penetration across the world have led to the expansion of the spear phishing protection market.
Moreover, rise in BYOD applications is one of leading factors responsible for the growth of spear phishing protection market over the forecast period. The spear phishing protection market, as a result, is expected to witness an increase in market growth between 2017 and 2025. However, lack of proper knowledge and awareness about cyber-attacks is anticipated to hinder the growth of the spear phishing protection market.
Cloud-based Solutions to See Massive Rise in Adoption
Based on component, the spear phishing protection market is segmented into solutions and services. Solutions segment is further sub segmented into cloud, hybrid and on-premise. Cloud based solution sub-segment held the largest market share in the global spear phishing market in 2016 and is expected to see robust growth over the forecast period.