The global pandemic has pushed organizations to swiftly modify their processes and operations to adapt to a landscape that has undergone drastic changes. In the coming year, organizations will shift gears once again and put their digital transformation and hybrid work journeys into overdrive. And although the landscape is still in flux, they will attempt to further drive progress with the trends and technologies that they have embraced since the pandemic began. However, malicious actors will be quick to take advantage of this transitional period by waging attacks that will be both novel and tried-and-true.
We outline the security issues and concerns that we predict will shape the threat landscape of 2022, and provide security recommendations and strategies to keep organizations protected against a wide range of ever-evolving attacks.
In 2022, decision-makers will have to contend with threats old and new bearing down on the increasingly interconnected and perimeterless environments that will define the postpandemic workplace. Our experts’ security predictions provide valuable insights aimed at helping organizations mount a multilayered cybersecurity strategy that will be resilient against disruption and compromise. This strategy should involve:
Going back to security basics. Follow security best practices, including stringent patch management policies, to close the security gaps that malicious actors would otherwise continue to exploit.
Applying zero trust. Verify all users and devices — whether they are already inside the network or not — before allowing them to connect to company resources.
Hardening server security and employing access control. Implement security policies that protect every layer of operations and take into consideration the hybrid work arrangements that enable employees to access sensitive company resources remotely.
Prioritizing visibility. Ensure that security teams are well-positioned to monitor activity within the organization’s cloud providers, accounts, and services, so as to mitigate risks of compromise and misconfigurations.
Shifting to stronger security with the right solutions and level of expertise. Combat progressively complex cyberthreats with advanced and automated solutions applied across all security layers, informed by threat intelligence from dedicated security analysts.
For more insights from our predictions for the coming year, read our full report, “Toward a New Momentum: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2022.”
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