cybersecutity trendsWe are winding down 2021 and looking forward to a better 2022. Are you working on your business plan this week?  Does it include reviewing managing cybersecurity threats to your business?

Although cybersecurity may seem new, it has been around for a while. The National Computer Security Day (November 30) was founded in 1988. This is because 10 percent of all connected computers were affected by an attack on ARPANET, the forerunner to the current Internet.

That’s right. Since the beginning of time, bad actors have attempted to hack into computers connected to the internet. These attacks have become more frequent over the years and are becoming more expensive. Cybercrimes are expected to cost more than $6 trillion by 2021.

One reason for the problem is the increased use of remote work. This has created more opportunities to hack corporate IT infrastructures. Employees started to rely on public networks and personal computers to manage sensitive data.

Ransomware attacks are a major factor in criminal activity. Ransomware attacks have been a lucrative way to make a profit for criminals by paying money to corporations and public institutions to unlock their IT systems.

It will be even more difficult in 2022. Here are some cybersecurity trends:

  1. Global supply chains are at risk of being attacked more often. Supply chains are interconnected systems that deliver goods from manufacturers to businesses, from retailers to automobile dealers. Supply chain disruptions can be costly and difficult to repair. This is why the current supply chain bottleneck that is currently affecting our global economy will continue well into 2022. Cybercriminals are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in corporate IT infrastructures and are determined to target businesses when they are the most vulnerable. Cybercriminals used the COVID-19 onslaught to target IT systems managed by already distracted IT staff in 2020 and 2021. Cybercriminals will exploit vulnerabilities created by (once more) distracted IT departments as businesses invest more resources in figuring out how to share data between each other to solve the supply chain bottleneck.
  2. The number of attacks on Internet of Things devices (IoT), will rise. IoT is a valuable technology. IoT makes refrigerators smart enough to automatically order new products when they run low. IoT allows manufacturers to notify them when essential components on an assembly line are worn down. This prevents major disruptions. Cybercriminals have more options to hack into our homes and disrupt our lives as IoT devices are more common at work and in the home. It is only a matter time before cybercriminals will turn their attention to exploiting IoT vulnerabilities in order to launch ransomware attacks.
  3. Cybersecurity will be the foundation of corporate governance at C-level. Many companies have moved cybersecurity responsibility to their employees. Yes, it is important to train employees about cybersecurity. Businesses are increasingly taking cybersecurity into their own hands at the top. Effective cybersecurity management will be a requirement for CEOs in order to run a business. Because cybersecurity management, like financial management, can have a major impact on a company’s strategy, they will include corporate data chiefs in their strategic planning process.
  4. Artificial intelligence (AI) will be more popular in the business world. Artificial Intelligence is becoming more predictive. This means that AI is learning to predict not only where data vulnerabilities are now but also where they will occur in the future. AI is able to process more data than any human being, and it does so faster than any other human being. AI is able to spot patterns in online behavior that could indicate an attack. AI will be used by more businesses to detect cybersecurity threats and take action.

cybersecurity ebookWould you believe that only 16% of businesses are adequately prepared to deal with cyber threats? It’s a clear indicator that many IT professionals and business owners/managers are unaware of the threat actors that aim to attack the weakest aspect of any business’s data protection plan – their employees, or in other words, their “human firewall.”

With a single click, impostors can detonate a payload that cripples systems, steals data, and destroys businesses. Download our free Ebook and rest easy knowing your data is being kept safe from threats lurking in your server closet.

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