Washington Post reported about ongoing investigation of covert Russian influence operations in the United States – “A Russian influence operation in the United States “is something we’re looking very closely at,” said one senior intelligence official who, as others interviewed, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter. Officials are also examining potential disruptions to the election process, and the FBI has alerted state and local officials to potential cyberthreats.”
According to situational analysis of Market Research Media the investigation will undoubtedly lead to large scale cybersecurity review of government networks and national critical infrastructure that will likely trigger a new wave of Federal cyber security investments: “Despite a considerable hardening of Federal cyber defenses undertaken in the last decade, vulnerabilities do exist and need to be promptly addressed, especially those of legacy IT systems and access control loopholes. Without any doubt the cybersecurity review of this scale will require urgent additional funding authorization to effectively exercise damage control and mitigate further threats”.
The U.S. Federal cybersecurity market size is estimated to grow from $18 Billion in 2017 to $22 Billion by 2022, at a steady Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.4%.