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Cyber Security 2022 Prediction by
Sanjay Rameshkumar

Security Analyst at CSW

Predicted about #Cyber Attacks   

Sanjay Rameshkumar

2022 Predictions

Prediction #1

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State-sponsored threat actors and crypto-savvy threat actors would be a new danger. The governmental and private sector organizations must adopt higher security standards to avoid this new dynamic.

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2021 Predictions

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Saravanan Ganesan

Security Analyst at CSW

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As deepfake technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, it is likely to be used on a much wider scale by cybercriminals and fraudsters. The potential to dupe victims by accurately impersonating individuals through video or audio is extremely worrying. Using artificial intelligence (AI), cybercriminals or fraudsters use the deepfake technology to either impersonate a person's face, voice, or both to carry out scams, fraud, and social engineering attacks.

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Karthikeyan Ravishankar

Security Analyst at CSW

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Organizations transitioning to Windows 11/Server 2022 are goldmines for zero-day attacks. Especially, Windows 11's Android subsystem can act as the initial attack vector for threat actors. This, combined with the work-from-home situation, is a recipe for disaster.

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Ghouse Syed

Security Analyst at CSW

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Cyber threats related to Metaverse can increase as it gives cybercriminals a new environment to use their old scams.

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Vaishnavi Saravanan

Security Analyst at CSW

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It is an era where organizations are shifting from on-premises software to the cloud. Cloud services have been emerging with greater demand; it is recommended to enhance the security of cloud endpoints with advanced authentication and security information and event management (SIEM) deployments.

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Prakash Ram Gopalakrishnan

Security Analyst at CSW

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With more people preferring to continue working from home, an attack on any device connected to the home network can infect all devices on the network, thereby posing a threat to the organization's privacy and security.

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Janani Senthilkumar

Security Analyst at CSW

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Continuous monitoring of updates and patches for third-party software integrations in the network is recommended. Security-related measures and comprehensive periodical analyses of an organization's network will be inevitable going forward, irrespective of how secure the organization's network infrastructure is built, as new threats and ransomware are evolving.

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Chuck Brooks

Cyber Security Expert and Forbes Contributor

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Catalyzed by the Zero Trust strategy government mandate, Public Private Partnerships (PPP) will greatly expand throughout the cybersecurity ecosystem in 2022. Open collaboration, threat sharing, and cooperative research and development will help spur innovation and facilitate new cybersecurity solutions. PPP will be perceived good news for both industry and government by 2023.

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Aviral Verma

Security Analyst at CSW

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Supply chain attacks will be the primary weapon of choice in the ransomware threat arsenal. The year 2021 witnessed several types of malware distributed in supply chain attacks reconfigured as ransomware loaders. SolarWinds could merely have been the infancy of this form of assault.

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Emilio Iasiello

Cyber Intelligence Consultant

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The more established ransomware operators and gangs will continue to shift tactics again to evade detection. Ransomware gangs will likely continue to shy away from critical infrastructure targets to avoid making themselves a target of nation-state military and intelligence units.

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Srinivas Mukkamala

Senior Vice President, Security Products at Ivanti

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In 2022, we will consistently see ransomware moving up the technology stack. In particular, APIs are the future of hyper data transfer between systems, and ransomware is after data. It is not long before ransomware groups target APIs via misconfigurations in code.

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Shivanath Somanathan

Product and Cybersecurity Expert, Board and VC Advisor

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The future will see the inclusion of trusted cybersecurity advisors in organizations’ boards of directors, either as independent technical experts or through sub-committee provisions to improve oversight of the cybersecurity posture of digital ecosystems, which businesses will thrive on.

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Daniel Raj

Security Analyst at CSW

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Patching vulnerabilities on demand will gain traction as a trend and an important skill for organizations with digital/physical attack surfaces, as vulnerabilities are being weaponized and cybersecurity leaders spotlight and take vigilance to protect from evolving cyber threats and attackers.

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With our world shifting into the virtual landscape, this can only mean that more information will be made even more available to the public, and it will be unsurprising for cybercrime to evolve and manifest in different creative forms.

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2021 will be the year of SOAR and investments in enhanced detection technologies including deception. I am cautiously optimistic that the improvements in security automation, the outstanding work in discovering zero-day vulnerabilities, and other software flaws will improve such that we'll see real reductions in dwell time. I also predict that cybersecurity as a topic for the board of directors will continue to be front-and-center - notably for public companies who are required by the SEC to provide accurate and complete disclosures related to their cyber risks. This focus will drive enhancements as to how organizations address patching and vulnerability management for their technology stacks. Sadly, we will also see the loss of life where OT or healthcare-related technologies are compromised, exposing new levels of liability for organizations in critical sectors.

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Corporate networks or devices which can be connected by employees from outside, for example, the company's intranet or security infrastructure from coffee shops, restaurants, railway stations, hotels, and other public wifi access will be more open and prone to cyber-attacks.

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Arjun Basnet

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Spear phishing, password spraying, and exploiting internet-facing assets, are the most popular infection vector when it comes to nation-states actors' activity and will continue to dominate in 2021.

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Vengatesh

Technical Project Manager - CSW

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Deep fakes will be the next threat on which cybersecurity has to act on.

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Steve Hunter

Senior Director, Systems Engineering - Asia Pacific & Japan - ForeScout Technologies Inc.

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Organizations will need to determine how they will adapt to this new world, now that it has become clear that working remotely is not only possible for many but, in some cases, preferred. This means that Zero Trust capabilities will be more important than ever as corporate laptops connect to home, coffee shop and hotel networks around the world, mingling corporate devices with riskier ones that are no longer controlled by enterprise cybersecurity teams.

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Satish Bhagavatula

CTO | Engineering, Technology & DevOps Leader

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CISOs, IT and Product leadership of SaaS providers will explore Governance & Operational transformation while shifting-[Security]-left through automation, adopting SecDevOps methodologies, and imbibing a balanced Risk-Based Vulnerability Management philosophy to prepare themselves against increased product security incidents which are impacting millions of customers, not to mention corporate & government embarrassments and losses.

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Vandana Verma

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Prediction for next year is the companies are adopting and understanding the importance of security in the cloud, at the same time DevSecOps with chaos engineering is becoming an important thing with a pinch of automation and AI.

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Macy Dennis

CSO - Evotek

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I think the threat landscape will be similar to 2020 with a likelihood of an uptick in supply chain attacks, as well as in 3rd and 4th party risks. Additionally, I expect the trend in nation-state activity to increase dramatically in 2021.

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Marcin Szczepanik

CISO, Essar Oil (UK)

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Donald Firesmith

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As recognition of the importance of resilience engineering increases, cybersecurity's contribution to resilience will become increasingly recognized. However, while cybersecurity is an essential part of resilience, it will become increasingly recognized that the adversities that can disrupt critical capabilities extend well beyond cybersecurity threats and attacks. Resilience also involves adversities associated with capacity, interoperability, longevity, robustness, safety, and survivability.

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Nitin S

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Indian startups will start to look into the security maturity and data privacy concerns to avoid future data breaches.

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Adv Rajas Pingle

International Cyber Law Expert | Cyber Crime Lawyer | Advocate | Professor | Privacy & Data Protection

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Year 2020 has seen a considerable increase in data breaches and further upsurge is expected with the rise of unemployment across the globe due to the pandemic. In this context, the Indian Personal Data Protection Act which is to be enacted by 2021, will increase personal data consciousness among the masses, compel the corporates to take adequate measures to safeguard user data and increase cybersecurity to avoid hefty penalties. The silver lining in this is that the PDPA might act as a stimulus in reducing overall cyber security incidents in India.

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Jelle Wieringa

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Hitoshi Kokumai

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“I would predict that 2021 will be the year that the global population will start to discover the real value of 'hard-to-forget', 'hard-to-break' and 'panic-proof' secret credentials for secure and sustainable digital identity."

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Wai Kit Cheah

Director, Security Practice at Lumen Technologies

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When companies struggle with managing their expenses, IT departments will often be neglected and likely targeted for cost reduction. Many executives could fail to realize that cybersecurity is not just about reinforcing the perimeter. There are zero-day exploits and critical vulnerabilities that could put our common enterprise applications, systems, and networks at risk.

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Catherine Allen

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Prof John Walker

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Successful Cyber Attacks will continue with more high-profile companies falling to compromise. Sadly, 2021 will not be the year we see real steps taken toward Cyber Resilience - but it will be the year in which we encounter a more serious mindset toward addressing the aspect of Cyber Security. We may have to wait for 2022 and beyond to see those thoughts formulate into tangible action.

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George Do

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I foresee in 2022 that China will increase the severity and frequency of cyber attacks against the US. I expect the delisting of Chinese companies in 2022 on NYSE/NASDAQ that will add to the global drama. The international relations between the superpowers has already deteriorated to a new low and will continue to fracture.

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Diana Kelley

CTO & Founding Partner SecurityCurve

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Passwords are a challenge, no one likes having to remember a lot of different ones and stolen passwords lead to account compromise. This is why I expect 2021 to see consumers adopting password wallets/managers that generate unique passwords for each account and then store them safely. Enterprises will continue to move towards “passwordless” strategies and both consumers and enterprises will implement MFA (multi-factor authentication) such as one-time use codes via text and biometrics to improve password-only security.

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Tapendra Dev

Founder & CEO Secure Blink

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CISO & CSO are transitioning towards a durable cybersecurity solution in compliance with the zero-trust strategy, and SASE occupies right into that space substantially.

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Steve Stobo

Director at Cyber Consultancy Services (CCS) Limited

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Standards such as ISO27001 (information and data security) will become more important to smaller businesses, as their larger customers start to demand proof that they can look after any data or information shared with them. If you can't prove how secure you are (and have it independently verified) then you’re not secure!

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Jacqueline Jayne

Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4

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“There is a continuing and growing conversation about cybersecurity culture. Last year's prediction on this focus area was premature. We haven’t seen the uptake for company-wide KPIs related to cybersecurity expectations for training, behavior and reporting. However, after the release of The Australian Cybersecurity Strategy 2020, I am more confident that the conversation is becoming louder and the need for security awareness training is front of mind.”

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