The five major Cybersecurity Trends to look out for in 2022

The ever-growing online nature of our lives presents opportunities for online attackers. This makes it important for us to be cognizant of the latest happenings in the cybersecurity space. Here are the trends to look out for-

  • Ransomware

This usually enters an organisation through a phishing attack. The attack infects devices with a virus and locks files away behind difficult to break cryptography. The attacker threatens to destroy the files unless a ransom is paid. Education is key to tackling this threat. Aware employees are eight times less likely to fall victim to these attacks.

  • IOT Threats

 Connected devices are on the rise and this means attackers have access to a lot more access points to get into digital systems. Getting access to the network through a connected appliance and then targeting devices with valuable data is the strategy of attackers. Organisations should audit every device that can be connected to the network and be aware of the vulnerabilities it poses.

  • Regulation will catch up

Regulation will start to catch up with fast growing technology. Since cyberthreats have a financial cost to them regulators are keen to pull out all stops. Chief Information Security Officers could see a number of legal obligations handed to them. This may increase the burden of those responsible for information security but it will be good for building consumer trust in the long run.

  • Cyber security resilience in partnerships

Businesses will increasingly see Cybersecurity resilience as a determinant with whom they will partner. After all you are as secure as your weakest link. Gartner has predicted that industry-standard security rating schemes will be as important as credit rating agencies.

  • AI in Cybersecurity

AI powered cybersecurity operations can find patterns of behaviour and this predictive power is what many organisations are harnessing to protect their systems. AI is already used in financial services for fraud detection. And now it’s proving useful in the cybersecurity space.