Watch Out For These Cybersecurity Trends In 2022 18 Dec 2021
Before heading into next year, it’s important for businesses to keep up with the latest trends. Doing so will ensure you are protected from data theft and damage. The likes of sensitive data, personal information, and intellectual property can be stolen and used against you for ransom.
So what types of cybersecurity trends will likely pop up next year? And what would they involve? There will be plenty to choose from, but here’s what we think will trend:
The cloud has become more and more popular thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. But not only that, it is incredibly efficient and effective compared to traditional data storage anyway. As is the case, we believe businesses using home working practices could benefit massively from cloud security. If the security is poor or lacking, criminals can bypass the internal policies and take sensitive information. It would be as simple as walking through an unlocked door.
Businesses should switch to a cloud storage provider that regularly updates and secures the data that it works with. This year should see a more considerable emphasis on this, with a real focus on improving efforts regarding security and avoiding any controversies with breaches of defence.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Enabled Security
AI-enabled security involves the tools and techniques used to autonomously identify and respond to potential cyber threats based on previous activity. Over the years, technology has evolved and reached an extremely accurate point with its predictions. One such thing is the cyber threats mentioned, ensuring your business stays productive and efficient.
By 2022, this revolutionary technology will continue to become more recognisable and valuable for a range of businesses. For cybersecurity specialists, this isn’t the end of the world either. In fact, it’s an exciting time to be working in the industry as the tech will only help in their role and not make them obsolete. Expect to see this become a significant trend next year.
Businesses are going to cover their backs more and more as time goes on. A great way of doing this is by implementing user awareness programs into training practices, teaching employees what to look for and how to deal with potential cyber security threats. Doing this can have a major positive impact on the business as a whole since human error is the main culprit behind these types of attacks. If an employee can spot one happening or about to happen, they can call the cyberattack prevention team to deal with any problems that have or were about to happen. Businesses need to be aware and alert to these things; otherwise, they can rely on luck!
Mobile Security for Attack Vectors
An ‘attack vector’ is a method a hacker uses to gain access to another device to inject a “bad code,” often called a payload. They then exploit weaknesses, usually caused by human error, and either deploy malware or exfiltrate, tamper with and steal data that’s stored there.
Losing the data would be disastrous for the company, as would the bad usage of your mobile resources. Together these can overload your systems, leaving you unable to access your genuine services. Reputation loss and identity theft are two other consequences of this attack as well. That’s why we think mobile security will rapidly gain momentum next year. Nowadays, mobiles are the most used devices. So, of course, criminals would focus here more than anywhere else!
Data is one of the most valuable resources in the entire world right now. And, this is precisely why GDPR was created in the first place, to protect it. Next year will see rules tighten so that businesses have to keep their consumers’ private information safe and secure. In addition, businesses will face sanctions such as fines or bans in trading by not complying.
Given that these laws and regulations are relatively new, some may not be ready enough. Next year, it will become more apparent as the government becomes increasingly strict on these requirements. Different cyber security measures should be utilised in turn. But, considering how difficult it can be to handle everything, help will be needed.
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