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Ragavan


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Jan 2022


Topics

  • Cloud Security
  • Zero-Trust Security
  • Ransomware
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Breaches

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Cloud Destinations Cybersecurity Predictions 2022 “Stay Ahead of Threats”

It is always a wise idea to take the initiative when it comes to cybersecurity. Many people believe that, as a result of the increased number of cyber-attacks worldwide in 2021, the cybersecurity situation in 2022 will deteriorate even worse. Before establishing a strategy for keeping your firm safe from expanding and emerging cyber threats, it's a fine decision to figure out what we're up against. To help you streamline and strengthen your defense, here is a list of the cybersecurity predictions for 2022, by Cloud Destinations:

Cloud Vulnerabilities will continue to be a Major Issue.

Vulnerabilities in the cloud have become a major danger to data security as more and more businesses utilize the cloud. These flaws jeopardize the security and integrity of all the sensitive information stored on the system. The attack surface has grown dramatically as a result of the rapid rise of multi-cloud settings, and it will continue to grow in 2022. Cybercriminals are likely to concentrate their efforts and resources on discovering new faults and vulnerabilities in existing cloud environments. Organizations that rely on the cloud for data storage and management must provide essential resources for improving cloud computing.

Ransomware will continue to Cause Devastation.

Several dangerous ransomware gangs emerged in 2021, attacking and threatening hundreds of organizations throughout the world in the previous year alone. According to the UK National Cyber Security Centre's yearly report, the number of ransomware assaults in Q1 2021 was three times more than in all of 2019. Ransomware, according to cybersecurity experts around the world, isn't going away in the coming year. In fact, they forecast that by 2022, the frequency, intensity, and sophistication of ransomware assaults will have increased dramatically. Given that ransomware is one of the most profitable attack vectors for hackers, this is one of the most plausible and predictable cybersecurity predictions on the list.

Warfare in Cyberspace will reach New Heights.

In 2021, cyber warfare has already gained traction, necessitating a greater need for cybersecurity for important infrastructure around the world. Throughout the year, numerous cyber-attacks perpetrated by various state actors have made news. With the digitization trend spreading like wildfire over the world, countries have turned to cyber-attacks as a means of expressing their displeasure. Major nation-state actors in Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and other countries will maintain an aggressive posture in 2022 in order to achieve their own regional interests and geopolitical aims. Factors such as escalating geopolitical tensions, pandemic-related instability, and increased access to crypto currency will all play a role in the rise of politically driven attacks across practically every business.

The Security of IoT will become a Hot Topic.

IoT devices have gone a long way since the introduction of 5G infrastructure and other technological developments. According to a Cyber Magazine article, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2026. IoT devices have attracted the attention of terrifying characters as they have gained popularity. Every month, thousands of cyber-attacks on IoT devices occur. A growing focus on the need for stronger IoT security is one of the major cybersecurity predictions for 2022. The cyber risks that plague IoT devices are projected to expand in the coming year, highlighting the urgent need for policy regulation to protect user privacy. Privileged Access Management will also be given more weight in terms of safeguarding IoT devices.

The Spotlight will be stolen by Supply Chain Risks.

The world has yet to fully recover from the severe effects of supply chain attacks such as the SolarWinds hack, the Accellion breach, and the Kaseya attack. Threat actors can easily compromise hundreds of firms once they successfully breach a supply chain's single link, as illustrated by these mega-breach cases. Because supply chain attacks cause substantially more harm than other attack vectors, they have become a favorite among hackers all over the world. The threat of supply chain attacks is expected to continue to loom over enterprises around the world in 2022. Taking this into account, third-party risk management should be a major priority for businesses in the next year.

The fire to crack down on Corporate Attacks will be fueled by Data Leaks.

Spam campaigns will be heavily targeted as personal information obtained from data breaches is widely available to the public from cyber criminals. Other disclosed information, such as passwords, transactions, payment logs, or sexual orientation, will be used to promote criminal or fraudulent information campaigns based on full names and phone numbers. While the crime of stealing sensitive information with a spear - whether it be whale, business email (BEC), or e-mail account compromise (EAC) - becomes even more complex, Adrian Miron, manager of Bitdefender's Content Filtering Lab, predicts that it will remain a major attack on business and work. Fraud 2022 will likely take advantage of the bustling Coronavirus epidemic and full-time hiring activities online. Cybercriminal criminals will begin to mimic firms to trick potential users into allowing malicious software to infect their devices via standard text attachments. Additionally, cybercriminals will likely use this remote control to lure unsuspecting job seekers into illegal activities such as money laundering.

Log4j Zero Day will encourage businesses to quickly adopt the Zero Trust strategy.

"On the Black Web in 2021, we saw a tremendous growth in robberies, threats, and attack power," said Eric O'Neill, VMware's national security strategist. "It will protect you from the most Zero Days ever recorded, including the high-risk Apache Log4j used in the wild by the end of the year." As a result, the year 2022 will be known as the Year of the Empty, when businesses will guarantee everything rather than assume that everything is safe. Biden executives have approved the Zero Trust system for government agencies, and this will encourage other companies to have the same idea, thinking they will be hacked at some point. By 2022, the Zero Trust approach will be more important in preventing new attacks while also reducing the effects of Log4j vulnerability.

APIs installed in the attack area.

Attackers are focused on their efforts on insecure APIs, and 2022 will be a good year for API attacks. These frequently overlooked app connectors often have access to sensitive information. "The world is becoming more and more connected to APIs with the aim of making the app development the latest in order to increase productivity and quality," said analyst Melinda Marks. "If no security measures are taken, APIs that link to services and applications could be at risk of attack." Common vulnerabilities in online applications, such as distributed service denial attacks and SQL injection, are at risk in APIs. However, Marks stressed that protecting APIs is difficult due to the growing number of internal and external APIs used. In addition, there is a lack of clarity not only about how many APIs are used in the company, but also who is in charge of API security. By 2022, businesses should evaluate the APIs they use and ensure they are reasonably secure.

New and unlocked VPN errors and endpoint will often be used.

Backing up or upgrading your endpoint firmware and VPN hardware can be a time-consuming process that requires extensive testing before deploying episodes and well-configured fix times. Unfortunately, the attackers are well aware of the dangers and potential exposure. Many of the risks most commonly exploited by attackers in 2020 and 2021, according to CISA, are linked to remote access, some of which occured in 2018. Make 2022 the year you manage your VPN risk and endpoint, possibly by moving to the cloud based Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA).

The focus will be on small and medium-sized businesses.

Cyber attackers have made it clear that they do not make a difference between the sizes of their targets. Small and medium-sized market organizations have indicated that they are making a profit as large companies for ransomware attacks, and we predict that the trend will continue in 2022. The cybersecurity industry must work for the protection of democracy, especially as skills shortages and retention issues continue to create struggle. A large organization will no longer be able to benefit from strong online security. Attackers have many opportunities due to the digital revolution and technological advances, and the only way to protect everyone is to protect the entire supply chain

Cloud Destinations’ vision is to be an extension to your team, helping to manage your Security Operations-Sec Ops Services including:

  • Security Health Assessment & Strategy
  • Automated Network Scan Tests
  • Security Management
  • Risk Management
  • Security Strategy
  • Internal Audits
  • Infrastructure Patch Management
  • Application Patch Management
  • Business Process Controls
  • High Availability/Fault Tolerance Business Continuity
  • Disaster Recovery Planning

You can visit our website at www.clouddestinations.com and write to us at info@clouddestinations.com for any query.

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