This is tough to predict however I think we’ll see a lot of interesting developments for 2022. And they’ll be related to all the challenges and problems we’ve seen in the past. Cybersecurity is a long, hard-fought war between cybercriminals and businesses. Who will make the most progress in this domain? I think it’ll be businesses that are able to adapt quickly.
People all over the world are looking forward to the new developments, achievements, and challenges 2022 will present. The increasing number of cyber-attacks worldwide makes people fear that the cybersecurity landscape in 2022 will be even more troubling.
There is no doubt that cybercrime will continue to grow, and businesses must adapt in order to keep their information safe. To reach this goal, it is important to understand what exactly you are up against. Here are the top five cybersecurity predictions for 2022.
Prediction #1: The cyber-attack that lock people out of their computer files will continue to happen. (Ransomware)
Ransomware attacks are so profitable that cyber criminals will only increase their frequency. The greatest threat here is that of the sophistication and scope of these attacks. In fact, researchers predict that automated attacks will become the norm. They believe that in the coming year, you’ll see more and more sophisticated ransomware attacks as well as a greater number of them.
Prediction #2: Digital wars have already begun. The next generation of cyber warfare will be even more intense and devastating. (Cyber War)
Cyber-attacks and warfare have already become a reality. Critical infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. In this new era, countries are turning to cyber attacks as a weapon of choice. Many state actors have already carried out cyber attacks, which have made headlines all year long. The trend of digitization is spreading across the world like wildfire, creating a rising need for cybersecurity.
In 2022, major nation-states will continue to pursue their interests and geopolitical objectives. In Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and other countries, geopolitical tensions will increase. The spread of disease will cause instability in many places around the world. New technologies—like cryptocurrencies—will make these geopolitical challenges even more complicated.
Prediction #3: The Internet is the new battleground for supply chain risks. (Supply Chain Issues)
The world is still reeling from the effects of devastating supply chain attacks. A single breach in a supply chain can allow attackers to spread their malware across hundreds of organizations. The SolarWinds hack, the Accellion breach and the Kaseya attack have shown us how easily cybercriminals can compromise businesses if they can compromise a single link in a supply chain.
Since the consequences of supply chain attacks are so much greater than other attack vectors, cybercriminals have taken a liking to it. Supply chain attacks are predicted to continue to be a problem for businesses in 2022. It’s critical that third-party risk management is on top of your list of priorities as a business.
Prediction #4: Vulnerabilities within the cloud will continue to plague the industry. (Cloud Vulnerabilities)
The cloud is becoming an increasingly important part of business. But the cloud is also an increasingly dangerous place. As more and more companies do business there, they’re at great risk of having their data stolen or corrupted. One study found that 93% of companies are worried about cloud security.
In the past few years, there has been an explosion of cloud computing. As a result, the attack surface has grown larger. In 2022, it will continue to grow. Criminals are going to focus their efforts on figuring out and exploiting weaknesses in the cloud environment. Businesses that rely on the cloud for storage and management should start thinking about protecting themselves now, before it’s too late.
Prediction #5: Internet of Things (IoT) security will become a bigger issue. (IOT Security)
The digital world is becoming more and more connected. Devices are being linked to the Internet and are being used in new ways. According to an article by Cyber Magazine, the market for IoT devices is predicted to grow to $1.1 trillion by 2026. With attacks on the rise, there is a lot at stake if IoT devices are compromised. Although security is improving, hackers may find ways to attack them.
One of the biggest trends in cybersecurity for 2022 is the need for enhanced security on the Internet of Things. 2022 will see a growing number of cyber threats targeting IoT devices, emphasizing the need to regulate policies and protect user privacy. Also, more businesses will prioritize Privileged Access Management in order to secure IoT devices.
Cybersecurity is a serious issue for 2022 and these cybersecurity challenges facing organizations in 2022 are nothing to take lightly. Let’s get our butts in gear and make the necessary changes to stay ahead.