Strengths and Weaknesses of European ICT Security Industry
Back in 2009 a study for the European Commission "The European Network and
Information Security Market: Scenario, Trends and Challenges" mentioned in the Conclusions section that <!--break--> "Global security vendors have an advantage because of their economies of scale and world technical partnerships, but the EU vendors know how to minimize their research and marketing costs. In the near future, EU vendors will have the opportunity to exploit their closeness to the final customers and their flexibility to improve their position in the rapidly growing services market." (http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/nis/strategy/activities/d...)
What are the current strengths and weaknesses of the European ICT security industry, in terms of supplying and implementing security features and products and in creating an ICT security market? What are the threats and opportunities from outside Europe, in this respect?