Homeland security comprises a wide range of topics having an influence on public security. Human rights, national constitutions and laws typically define the specific functions and responsibilities of public organizations.
The market volume of the homeland security market was approx. $238bn in 2014. It divides roughly into counter-terror intelligence 28.4%, telecommunication-, data- and cyber security 19.5%, infrastructure security 12.0 %, border security 8.8 %, aviation security 8.6%, maritime security 7.0% and mass transit security 3.5% (Vision Gain: Homeland Security Market Forecast 2014-2024).
Most important is the fact that the security market is a growing market. Innovation is the door opener for innovative start-ups and engaged entrepreneurs. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are accepted suppliers in the market place.
Characteristics and tasks
Providing security and safety for people one needs to deal with the following issues:
- crime in general
- organized crime
- asymmetric threats
- attacks to infrastructure
- smuggling and illegal arms trade
- smuggling of human beings, illegal prostitution
- illegal immigration
- integrated border management.
Prosecution and countermeasures need the support of the task forces and organizations equipped with dedicated technical support of different kind.
Supporting safety and security is a worthy, honorable and respectable area of activity
Links and downloads
- DITS Projekte [pdf]
- DITS Projects [pdf]
- Wiki: Homeland Security
- Vision Gain: Homeland Security Market Forecast 2014-2024
- Department of Homeland Security in the US