Despite 2020's chaos due to the pandemic, the cyber security industry thrived in 2021.
In the cyber world, uncertainty reigns. Therefore, cybersecurity expectations matter.
Protectors and defenders of security must constantly adapt their tactics and processes to stay ahead of attackers.
As our cyber ecosystems expand, so does our need to predict, recover from, and adapt to changes, quickly.
Leadership support is essential for cyber resilience.
As technology evolves rapidly, more devices get into the internet - desktops, mobiles, tablets, and IoT. This adds more mulch for hackers.
Worse, the tools used by cybercriminals for hacking have become more sophisticated - there’s more computing power and better software at their disposal.
The upshot is that leaders must coordinate their cyber resilience efforts.
This also means businesses must factor increased cyber investment in 2022 compared to last year.
Attackers will use any means to exploit, including unprotected servers with millions of records and code flaws governing crypto wallet access.
In this article, we explore reports on Cybersecurity from 6 experts
- Crowdstrike 2022 Global Threat Report
- Perspectives On Transforming Cybersecurity - McKinsey
- ManageEngine Log 360 Cybersecurity Outlook for 2022
- 14 Cyber Security Predictions For 2022 And Beyond
- Cybersecurity Considerations 2022
- Deloitte: Future of Cyber - Perspectives
- Global Cybersecurity Outlook, Accenture & World Economic Forum
- PWC: 2022 Global Digital Trust Insights
- Identity and Security Trends 2022 and Beyond: Saviynt
- Great eXpeltations 2022 Report
These reports are publicly sourced reports from Google. Some may require registration for download.
#1. Crowdstrike 2022 Global Threat Report
The CrowdStrike 2022 Global Threat Report, is one of the industry's most trusted analyses of today's threat landscape and evolving adversary tradecraft.
It explores the most significant cybersecurity events and trends of 2021, as well as the adversaries who are behind them.
View Crowdstrike 2022 Global Threat Report
#2. Perspectives On Transforming Cybersecurity - McKinsey
Not long ago, sophisticated executives could discuss technology strategy for hours without mentioning security.
Companies now have significant digital assets and are deeply connected to global technology networks, even as cyberattackers become more sophisticated and adaptable.
Most boards and senior executives recognise the seriousness of cyberattacks.
They are unsure of how to create a strategy that helps them understand and address threats today and in the future. And they ask for it daily.
According to McKinsey there are three broad mandates that can help transform cybersecurity efforts. The articles in this report describe how companies can implement these mandates and help their leaders sleep better.
View Perspectives On Transforming Cybersecurity.
#3. ManageEngine Log 360 Cybersecurity Outlook for 2022
2020 and 2021 will be remembered as one of the most revolutionary years ever.
The COVID-19 pandemic affected a large portion of the world's population, affecting public health, supply chain, businesses, and more.
The virus and its variants are predicted to remain in our lives for the foreseeable future by scientists, posing a new set of challenges for organisations and individuals.
The rise of remote working and cloud adoption has changed the cyber landscape and created new networking challenges.
While businesses struggle to adapt to the new environment, cyber criminals are fishing in troubled waters.
Now is the time for organisations to learn from the past and strengthen their network.
Read: ManageEngine’s Log 360 Cybersecurity Outlook for 2022
#4. 14 Cyber Security Predictions For 2022 And Beyond
Despite the chaos of 2020, the cyber security business thrived in 2021.
Expectations matter in cyber security. Uncertainty is a constant in the cyber world.
To stay ahead of attackers, defenders must constantly adapt their tactics, strategies, and procedures. Mandiant's objective is to make every enterprise secure against cyber threats and confident in their readiness.
With over a dozen global executives and experts contributing to this year's report, including Sandra Joyce, EVP, Global Intel & Advanced Practices and Charles Carmakal, SVP and Chief Technology Officer,
#5. Cybersecurity Considerations 2022
Though CISOs wear many hats, they cannot be everywhere. While it's important to remember that “security is everyone's job,” it's also critical to recognise that security is critical to establishing and maintaining stakeholder trust.
Looking ahead to 2022 and beyond, KPMG has identified eight key topics that they believe CISOs should prioritise in the boardroom.
A security plan based on shared accountability and a focus on the ever-changing regulatory environment can help executives better understand how cyber can support the business.
There will always be new threats to face, whether they are APTs, ransomware, backdoor attacks, or something else entirely.
But CISOs and their teams can mitigate the impact of cyber events if they follow a set of disciplined principles designed with the organization's key objectives in mind.
Read: Cybersecurity Considerations 2022
#6. Deloitte: Future of Cyber - Perspectives
Enterprises Can Thrive In An Era Of Complexity in 3 ways. Digital interaction with clients and customers, by leveraging the latest technological innovation, and converging IT/OT and interconnecting supply chains.
Read Deloitte: Future of Cyber - Perspectives
#7. Global Cybersecurity Outlook, Accenture & World Economic Forum
The need to predict, recover from, and adapt fast to cyber events is growing as our cyber ecosystems expand.
In this survey, we polled 120 global cyber executives from 20 countries, including the World Economic Forum Cybersecurity Leadership Community and the Accenture Cybersecurity Forum.
Leadership support is crucial for organisational cyber resilience.
Identifying and addressing communication and coordination gaps between cybersecurity and business leaders is also addressed.
Given the rapid evolution of technology, driven by advances in machine learning and automation, and the increasing sophistication of cybercriminals' hacking tools, leaders must coordinate their cyber resilience efforts.
Read Global Cybersecurity Outlook, Accenture & World Economic Forum
#8. PWC: 2022 Global Digital Trust Insights
Compared to last year, 69% of businesses expect increased cyber investment in 2022. Compared to last year, 26% expect a 10% increase in cyber spending.
Increasing dangers are well known. More than half foresee a rise in reported events next year.
2020 was a bad year for cybersecurity. Increasingly sophisticated attackers probe our systems and networks for vulnerabilities.
An unprotected server with 50 million records, or a weakness in the code regulating access to crypto wallets, are examples of digital Achilles' heels that attackers will use any and all means to exploit.
As our systems' interdependencies expand, the ramifications of an assault grow as well. Vulnerable critical infrastructures But many of the breaches we see may be avoided with good cyber hygiene and solid controls.
Read PWCs 2022 Global Digital Trust Insights
#9. Identity and Security Trends 2022 and Beyond: Saviynt
Cyberattacks, virtual work, executive orders, cloud expansion — all resulted in increasingly intertwined IT ecosystems and risks.
Still, businesses held on. Assisting dispersed personnel and navigating digital-first demand for products and services. The unknowns will grow in 2022.
The modern risk landscape includes escalating Zero Trust demands, conflicting transformation programmes, coordinated cyberattacks, and unique access challenges as machine identities emerge. There is no way out. Businesses must plan ahead. So, here are ten trends worth tracking.
Read Identity and Security Trends 2022 and Beyond: Saviynt
#10. Great eXpeltations 2022 Report
This is Expel's first annual cybersecurity trends report.
It compiles data from every incident their SOC team investigated in 2021. They serve a wide range of customers, from SMBs to enterprise orgs, at every stage of their security journey.
Their SOC explains what they saw, how to protect the organisation, and what to expect in 2022 for each of the top trends. Their leadership team also shares some cybersecurity predictions for this year.
Read Great eXpeltations 2022 Report
As our system interdependencies grow, so do the consequences of cyber attacks. Critical infrastructures are at risk.
But good cyber hygiene and controls can prevent many of the breaches we see.
All these factors have converged to create more intertwined IT ecosystems and risks.
As machine identities emerge, the modern risk landscape includes escalating Zero Trust demands, conflicting transformation programmes, and coordinated cyberattacks.
There’s no way out. You must plan ahead.
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