Richard Stiennon publishes Security Yearbook 2020, covers the history of the IT security industry

Author, industry analyst, and founder of IT-Harvest, Richard Stiennon, announced the release of “Security Yearbook 2020: A History and Directory of the IT Security Industry.” The new book is available for immediate shipping from Amazon.

Security Yearbook 2020

Cybercrime is one of the biggest issues that humanity will face in the coming years. Cyber espionage and cyberwarfare can destabilize governments, undermine elections and exploit vulnerabilities in a nation’s critical infrastructure. Its economic impact is driving drastic changes to how every organization is deploying technology.

For more than 20 years, companies have been built and burnt in the quest to provide the best cybersecurity solutions to keep the bad actors at bay. This is the first time their stories have been collected in one place to give a true historical analysis of one of the most important emergent industries in modern times.

The result of over a decade of research, “Security Yearbook 2020” starts at the early days of RACF, ACF2, Check Point Software, Symantec, and McAfee, coming right up to the present day comprised of over 2,336 vendors worldwide, where hundreds of companies are competing daily to bring the next breakthrough in the security market to life.

Security Yearbook 2020 is not a review of technologies; this is a book filled with rich histories of the vendors and the people behind the companies – the misfits and pioneers – that have together built the $300+ billion cybersecurity industry of today.

Their individual stories are recounted in their own voice alongside the author’s market research and analysis, making this a one-of-a-kind read and an indispensable guide to the entire IT security industry.

“My vision for this book began when I realized I had been writing books about the history of cyber-attacks while neglecting the history of the very industry I have been part of for 24 years; those creating the product we rely on every day for defense,” said Richard Stiennon.

“This will be my fifth book and can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the origins of cybersecurity and what the future holds for the industry.”

Sections are devoted to network, endpoint, data, identity, and compliance sectors. New sectors such as security analytics, threat intelligence, and deception will be of particular interest to practitioners who are looking to understand advanced cyber defense tools and practices.

Security Yearbook 2020 will also be the first published directory of all vendors listed by country and product category. It will be an indispensable desk and online reference for analysts, investors, industry veterans, and students.

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