Border and Maritime Security Market Insight Aug 2012
Border and Maritime Security: Global Security Challenges to Shift Border and Maritime Security Focus Anthony Leather, Research Analyst, Europe – Aerospace, Defence & Security
Border and Maritime Security: Global Security Challenges to Shift Border and Maritime Introduction Despite continued growth and investment, border and maritime security continues to present challenges to governments around the world. Over the last decade it has yielded priority to what have been perceived as higher threat domains such as airport security, safe cities and most recently cyber security. This may be due to the immediate impact that can come as a result of an attack in these domains, which are perceived to have greater consequences than a breach in border and maritime security. Border and maritime security has, of course, not been fully neglected. The rise of piracy, especially in the Indian Ocean, as well as sophisticated and well executed cross border attacks have provided stark reminders of the importance of this domain. However, threats that are unrelated to terrorist organisations continue to rise, but have not received as much attention in recent years. Escalation of these threats will cause countries more problems in the future and will become their greatest challenge if they are not addressed now. This brief insight considers the growing threats and challenges that maritime and especially border security face that will influence the security of states in the future. The map below shows a selection of global hotspots of activity in border and maritime Security Focus security and key areas of focus over the next ten years. Border and Maritime Security – Global Hotspots, 2012 - 2020
Border and Maritime Security: Global Security Challenges to Shift Border and Maritime Frost and Sullivan research indicates strong growth in the border and maritime market with expenditure forecast to increase from $29.35 Billion in 2012 to $52.67 Billion in 2021. APAC, the Middle East and North America will drive this growth as the regions continue to invest heavily in security. They will provide the greatest opportunities for industry with a . number of planned border and maritime programmes to be implemented over the next decade. Border and Maritime Security: Market Potential by Regions, 2012 Security Focus Conclusion Political pressures and difficult relationships with neighbouring countries pose challenges to deployment of technologies along borders. However technology is only half of the solution. More than other security domains this segment requires the most coop cooperation between governments. Although there are tensions between border and maritime areas, for comprehensive protection, the cooperation of states that share common borders is essential. As with many other areas of security there remains a wide gap between nations who have been able to invest in stronger security measures and those who have struggled to allocate adequate resources to address issues. Governments must realise that problems stem from easily accessible or poorly monitored borders. Not fully addressing this long ot standing issue will only escalate the threat over the next twenty years. About Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The class companys Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEOs Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, e best practice evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join o Growth our Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com http://www.frost.com.