Cybersecurity Outlook for 2022

Cybersecurity-Ausblick für 2022

Cybersecurity Infographic 2022

Palo Alto Networks Releases a Small Outlook on Cybersecurity for the New Year

The ransomware problem is developing on several levels – Be careful

CISOs need to make their executives aware of the changing ransomware tactics and the impact that attacks can have on the company.

Companies want their data back!

Companies will begin to search their data on the Dark Web and ask those actors who benefit from it to delete the stolen data.

Data Protection: Globalization vs. Localization

Cloud infrastructures will continue to be divided along geopolitical boundaries, which means that legal and compliance experts are more in demand than cybersecurity teams.

2022 – Farewell to Passwords

Passwordless authentication is on the rise. Companies are trying to limit the risks arising from the explosive increase in the number of credentials that each user has for various SaaS and cloud platforms.

The compromised home

The weaker protected home networks in combination with relaxed security controls to enable hybrid working will lead to hackers settling into home environments in 2022.

Cybersecurity training needs to evolve with new work habits

Training in the field of cybersecurity must be designed for the long term and based on good design principles for an agile world. Safety instructions about what not to click on are a decade old. We are all part of digital innovation, so the training must focus on developing strong basic principles for the secure exchange of information.

Cyber hygiene: Will it get worse before it finally gets better?

IT is evolving faster than industry best practices. New guidelines are taking shape and regulations will be updated again and again. Companies that think tactically here lag behind the standards. CISOs need a strategic mindset and the support of senior management to stay ahead.

Breaking Old Cybersecurity Habits

We can only do more if we have fewer contaminated sites. A certain security function may have proven itself once, but the “good old days” are now over. Security teams can’t keep up with current demands if they are constrained by yesterday’s technology.

Zero Trust Enterprise becomes a security standard

Never trust, always check. We live in a world of instant satisfaction of needs. So it is to be expected that some security managers are looking for a quick zero trust solution. In addition, many have not yet understood that zero trust is a strategy – and not a product or project.

In addition, a few current figures:

  • According to Palo Alto Networks, average ransomware claims increased by 518 percent and average ransomware payments increased by 82 percent.
  • 69,000 records were leaked after the hack of London-based diamond specialist Graff, but that was only one percent of the total stolen records.
  • Gartner predicts that 90 percent of midsize and 60 percent of global enterprises will switch to passwordless authentication methods by 2022.
  • According to Palo Alto Networks’ Connected Enterprise 2021 report, only 45 percent of companies have an overview of the devices of remote employees connected to their network.

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