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2022 Predictions

Prediction #1

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Increase in Vishing & Social Engineering Scams: There are countries that are still in partial or complete lockdowns and have been so for almost the last two years. When we are forced to isolate, quarantine, and stay home, the next best alternative is to turn to social media. Many share their whereabouts, intimate personal details, and photos and do not take care to protect their accounts. These provide easy prey for scammers. I believe there will be an increase in the volume of vishing scams and social engineering scams in the future. by Wai Kit Cheah

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2021 Predictions

Prediction #1

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Companies will realize they need the right business processes in place to protect against cyber-crime and not just the right technology. You can have the best security solutions in the world, but without getting the business in order first, educating the users (and the board) about cyber risks, then the money they spend could be wasted! by Steve Stobo

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Prediction #2

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Working remotely changes the nature of how we operate. Our colleagues are no longer sitting next or near to us anymore. We can’t turn around and ask our colleague, ‘hey, did you request for the approval of this transaction or payment?’. This is not possible anymore. Many, if not most, instructions will be coming through emails and sometimes in unsanctioned social messenger or communication platforms. It is crucial to train employees to be aware of the signs of social engineering, phishing, vishing, and always verify requests especially if it is a request for fund transfer or approval of a payment or critical transaction. This requires a new behavior, a new way of working. by Wai Kit Cheah

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Prediction #3

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Companies will start paying attention to cybersecurity awareness training. They will still find ways to conduct the training but will remain price-sensitive in spending. Some will just treat it as just a chore, a tick-in-the-box for compliance sake. by Wai Kit Cheah

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