2022 is already here and with it come predictions for cybersecurity in the months ahead. Last year was a record year for cyber attacks, particularly ransomware, and major companies like Robinhood and GoDaddy made headlines by falling victim to hackers in significant data breaches. While the number of attacks are rising, companies are also increasing their spend on cybersecurity to combat the growing threat.
Here are some predictions for cybersecurity in 2022:
- The incidence of ransomware attacks will continue to increase. In 2021, ransomware became a more apparent threat, with attacks like the one on the Colonial Pipeline that impacted the fuel supply chain. This will continue as ransomware gangs continue to refine their business model, selling ransomware as a service and attacking critical infrastructure and companies that are more likely to pay large ransoms to resume company operations.
- The labor shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals will continue as well. Last year there were millions of cybersecurity jobs globally that went unfilled, and with COVID-19, the continued shift to remote work, and employee movement, there will be a major shortage of talent. Outsourcing IT and cybersecurity is likely the best avenue for companies, particularly small businesses.
- Zero trust will grow in importance. The term zero trust has become a buzzword in the cybersecurity space, but in 2022 it will take on even more meaning as companies structure their technology tools around the premise of zero trust, which is that everyone and everything must be verified before accessing assets and systems within an organisation.
What trends do you expect to see for cybersecurity this year? Contact us today to discuss your cybersecurity needs and how we can get you prepared to combat the growing cyber threat.