Cybersecurity: a defensive play as investors weigh risks in a tough macroeconomic environment

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  • 41 mins 51 secs

Learning: Unstructured

Speakers: Sanjana Prabhakar, Product Development Manager, Nasdaq and Elisa Piscopiello, ETF Analyst, LGIM

Cybersecurity continues to play a critical role for businesses and investors alike. With the increase in remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic many workforces migrated from on-premise legacy IT environments to cloud solutions. This change undoubtedly accelerated the adoption of new cybersecurity solutions, with companies investing in sophisticated products, upgrading their systems and procedures to avoid risk. Recent evidence shows that should the economy worsen in 2022, spending on security software is less likely to be cut than other expenses, reflecting its business-critical function. This was reflected in the second-quarter earnings season, where cybersecurity held up well, with constituent companies in indexes such as HUR beating revenue and earnings expectations despite markets declining globally. Join our discussion as we explore these key cybersecurity topics:
  • Key trends, product segments and cybersecurity solutions
  • Cybersecurity investment by governments, enterprises and individuals
  • The macroeconomic environment in 2022 and how this impacts cybersecurity
Channel: Nasdaq
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