From continued ramifications of the pandemic and the increasing sophistication and frequency in cyber attacks, the past year was truly one for the record books. We look at the 5 most likely security predictions for 2022.

Ransomware gangs have become bolder than ever before and attackers continue to target the industries where they can make the most impact. 2021 even witnessed the first death attributed to ransomware – a worst case scenario that can and must be prevented in the coming year. So, with attackers continuing to up the ante, what developments should we anticipate and be prepared for in 2022? Here’s my take on what’s to come:

While in many ways this past year marked more of the same when it comes to security, 2021 was a pivotal year as we looked to adjust to and embrace the new normal in the wake of COVID-19. The lines between our personal and professional lives have become nearly nonexistent, opening organizations across industries to a host of security risks. While I hope 2022 will bring brighter skies and less attacks, that’s unlikely to be the case, and organizations should be prepared for the inevitable. If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that data will continue to be our most valuable asset, leaving it vulnerable to attackers and putting a premium on solutions that prevent data exfiltration.