June 19, 2024

The Growth of Computer Software Assurance (CSA) is driven by Increasing Cybersecurity Threats

Computer software assurance (CSA) refers to practices that are performed across the application and software development lifecycle to ensure quality, security, and reliability of software systems. CSA services help organizations address threats such as data breaches, malware, viruses, and bugs in software applications. Rising cyber-attacks and data privacy regulations have increased pressure on businesses to incorporate measures to enhance software security. CSA solutions assist companies in implementing best practices for application development, testing programs for security vulnerabilities, and monitoring systems for threats and compliance with standards.

The global Computer Software Assurance (CSA) Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 8.48 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 13% over the forecast period 2023-2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market key trends:
One of the major trends in the CSA market is the increasing adoption of DevSecOps practices. DevSecOps is a software development approach that integrates security practices and procedures into the DevOps development lifecycle. It brings security professionals into the development process at the very beginning to ensure security controls and assessments are implemented throughout development. As software attacks continue to grow in frequency and scale, many enterprises are embracing DevSecOps as a strategic priority to build security into coding from the start. The integration of security into development through DevSecOps tools and processes is expected to drive significant growth of the computer software assurance market over the forecast period.

Porter’s Analysis

Threat of new entrants: Low R&D costs and established distribution channels make it difficult for new players to enter the market.

Bargaining power of buyers: Large buyers have significant bargaining power due to the availability of multiple offerings in the market.

Bargaining power of suppliers: Suppliers have low bargaining power due to availability of substitute offerings.

Threat of new substitutes: Threat of new substitutes is moderate as there are alternate testing and validation solutions available.

Competitive rivalry: Intense competition among existing players to gain market share.

Key Takeaways

The global Computer Software Assurance (CSA) market is expected to witness high growth. The market size is projected to reach US$ 8.48 Billion in 2023 from US$ 7.37 Billion in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 13%.

North America dominates the CSA market currently due to stringent regulations for data privacy and security. Asia Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period supported by developing economies expanding their digital transformation initiatives.

Key players operating in the CSA market are IBM Corporation, Accenture PLC, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, Capgemini SE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, Ernst & Young Global Limited, KPMG International Cooperative, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Synopsys, Inc., Micro Focus International plc, Veracode, Trustwave Holdings, Inc., WhiteHat Security, Rapid7, Inc. IBM holds the leading position in CSA, while other players are focusing on mergers & acquisitions to strengthen their product portfolios.


  1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
  2. We have leveraged AI tools to mine information and compile it