The pandemic popularized the hybrid working model in 2021. At the same time, the vulnerabilities associated with this option have increased ransomware cases. For 2022, the scenario is even more challenging for the cybersecurity of companies of all sizes and sectors.
A survey by Lumu Technologies, which specializes in monitoring threats in real time, with leading cybersecurity executives in Latin America shows 10 forecasts for the region this year. “Organizations of all sizes and verticals need effective tools to know the real situation of their cybersecurity”, says Ricardo Villadiego, CEO and founder of Lumu Technologies.
According to him, in this new reality, companies are more exposed to cyberattacks. “You need to consciously and continuously assess the threat to determine when and how systems communicate with a malicious infrastructure,” he explains. See the predictions below!
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1 – Companies must leave the SIEM
The Security Information and Event Management System (SIEM) has been a part of cybersecurity for over two decades. With new technologies, professionals will begin to wonder if it should continue to be the main part of operations.
2 – Hybrid work is a challenge
Remote working requires extensive, dynamic threat monitoring, as well as the use of more tools—which represent more vulnerabilities. Risk visibility will then be needed more than ever.
3 – Talent war is near
Companies will compete for specialized cybersecurity talent. Tools that make security teams more efficient can help companies deal with this.
4 – Adoption of automated systems
Automating routine cybersecurity tasks is an efficient way to detect and contain them. Integrated tools and coordination between people and technology will be increasingly important for companies of various sizes.
5 – Need for cyber insurance
With organizations increasingly interested in taking out cyber insurance, insurers must impose stricter coverage conditions. Companies will need to demonstrate a robust cybersecurity approach to avoid high prices.
6 – Crime will form new alliances
Criminals will increasingly seek partnerships with those who can facilitate access to the network. Employee participation is expected to increase as the scammers agree to share in the profits.
7 – Ransomware attacks
Data hijacking should now be targeted at smaller targets, such as desktops. Requested payments will be lower, but the scale tends to increase. With more early access availability, malware-as-a-service and ransomware chains will bring more interest to cybercrime.
8 – Sneak Attacks
After high-profile attacks in 2021, gangs specializing in data hijacking, such as Darkside and Revil, disappeared. This is because the response of government agencies has intensified. Many attacks will exploit the zero-day flaw for criminals to secretly infiltrate for ransom.
9 – Supply chains and internal personnel are the weakest links
Supply chains are not very resilient. This ensures that criminals have access to a large number of victims and can bypass the companies’ defenses.
10 – Visibility will be key
As cybersecurity systems evolve, network visibility becomes crucial. This will help you detect vulnerabilities quickly as well as gain the information you need to eradicate threats with speed and accuracy.