Cybersecurity has been a priority for many years. It will continue to be so as we become more dependent on digital technologies in our personal and professional lives. The sophistication and impact of new cybersecurity threats has made the world dependent on digital technologies.
In recent years, the coronavirus pandemic played a significant role in almost every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Most of us work from home. The cyber threat landscape has changed significantly since the coronavirus pandemic. Cybersecurity threats have increased due to the innovative and new ways threat actors exploit security gaps and vulnerabilities.
Let’s now discuss the cybersecurity threats that will emerge in 2022.
1.Social Engineering Attacks. This is one of the most dangerous hacking techniques used today by cybercriminals. It relies on human error and not technical vulnerabilities. These attacks are even more dangerous as fooling a person is much easier than hacking into a security system.
In 2022, social engineering attacks such as email impersonation and phishing will continue to evolve, with new technology and methods.
2. Ransomware attacks: Cybercriminals often use ransomware to extort. They are not new, but they have become more sophisticated and widely available to hackers over time. Ransomware attacks can wipe out entire businesses.
Cybercriminals can now subscribe to Ransomware-as-a-Service providers, which allow them to use pre-developed ransomware tools to carry out attacks in exchange for a portion of all successful ransom payments. Ransomware attacks have become more common due to RaaS.
3. Cloud Vulnerabilities – Businesses are quickly migrating to the cloud. As a result, cloud technologies are evolving. We expect the cloud to become more popular and more secure. However, the reverse is true. The cloud is becoming more popular and more vulnerable to security threats. There are many possible outcomes, including data loss, data breaches and system crashes, as well as hostile attacks on cloud infrastructure, privacy concerns, data ownership rights, and hostile assaults on it. This suggests that cloud security breaches are likely to increase in 2022.
Cloud technology is being used in a lot of places, which has led to many security problems. These cloud attacks often exploit weak security policies and setups in these implementations. Fraudsters can still exploit cloud-based assets even if security technologies are stacked on top of them. Hybrid cloud architectures are used by most firms to run their workloads, which exposes them to more threats.
4. Mobile Device Vulnerabilities Cybercriminals have become more interested in mobile devices as a result. The rise in remote work has increased mobile device vulnerabilities, leading to an increase in firms embracing Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) rules. Cybercriminals are also targeting widespread use of mobile wallets, touchless payments technology, and other mobile devices to facilitate malware transmission.
5. Misconfiguration issues: As digital technology advances, the number of software and system configuration mistakes made by users or professionals has increased. This opens up more opportunities for cybercriminals. Even the most competent security systems will have at least one error in the software installation or configuration.