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Cyber Predictions for 2022: Preparing for Future Security Challenges
The pandemic and subsequent economic shocks have spawned technological innovations, including significant cloud and edge deployments advances. As a result, long-standing companies are reimagining themselves as contactless online-only experiences
Fremont, CA: According to Radware's "The State of Web Application and API Protection" report, cloud environments now host 70 percent of production web applications.
This massive shift to the clouds and edges will continue into 2022 and beyond, posing a threat to enterprise security. Our experts have reflected on this year's trends and have made the following predictions for 2022. Let's have a look.
Defending the Remote Workforce's Attack Surface
The pandemic hastened the evolution of many trends, one of which is the use of a remote workforce. As a result, organizations are now dealing with a vastly expanded and increasingly diverse attack surface as more workers connect from home. The primary concern is security, but service degradation is also critical if businesses want to maintain productivity.
Enhancing Cloud Security Standards
Cloud computing lacks the security maturity of its on-premises cousin – and the "newness" justification is no longer valid. Cloud computing has been around long enough to have a long history of security breaches. Organizations will increasingly seek to better control permissions for cloud-based systems.
Maintaining Readiness and Limiting Opportunities for Global Supply Chain Attacks.
The pandemic has resulted in persistent disruptions to global supply chains. These are expected to last until 2023. Meanwhile, threat actors are focusing on new ways to attack the information and communication platforms used to manage the world's increasingly vulnerable physical supply chain.
Managing Cyberattacks as Proxies for State-sponsored Activity
It is hardly surprising that nation-states use cyber vulnerabilities to further their political agendas. However, if this behavior continues into 2022, nation-states will be far ahead of almost any organization's ability to maintain a defense.