Venture capitalists are pouring billions into the cybersecurity sector. Venture funding deals have already reached nearly a total of $6.6 billion during 2019 and continued its hot streak during the early days of 2020.
According to our data, the investments by broad categories of information security activity during the year broke down as follows:
|Cybersecurity Venture Capital Investments by Category, 2019|
|Authentication and identity management||$897,500,000|
|Risk assessment and asset management||$398,050,000|
|Behavioral and security analytics||$338,700,000|
|Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR)||$300,100,000|
|General cybersecurity services||$158,200,000|
|Backup and recovery||$147,000,000|
|Threat assessment/penetration testing||$120,500,000|
|Website and web applications protection||$34,600,000|
|Zero-trust networking and technology||$34,000,000|
|Data loss protection||$25,500,000|
|DFIR - Digital Forensics and Incident Response||$20,200,000|
|Automated software testing||$12,700,000|
|Industrial controls/critical infrastructure||$12,300,000|
|Supply chain security||$10,000,000|
|Source: Metacurity's Venture Capital Database, available to Patreon supporters|
For more analysis, check out this piece that appeared in CSO Online.
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