Every year more and new cyber threats enter the market always adapting and always changing however, this does not exclude old and established cyber threats from developing and becoming more dangerous, here are few new methods and types of threats to look out for in 2022:
Social engineering is still one of the most hazardous hacking strategies used by cybercriminals, owing to the fact that it depends on human mistake rather than technological flaws. In 2022, social engineering cyberattacks like as phishing and email fraud are anticipated to expand to integrate new trends, technology, and methods. Cryptocurrency-related assaults, for example, increased roughly 200 percent from late 2020 to April 2021 and are anticipated to remain a significant danger as Bitcoin as well as other block chain-based currencies expand in popularity and price.
Cybercriminals can circumvent security measures by breaking into less-secure networks held by a third parties with special access to the hacker’s primary target. At the beginning of 2021, hackers exposed personal information from over 214 million Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin accounts, which was a large example of a third-party breach. The hackers gained access to the data by hacking Socialarks, a third-party contractor engaged by all three organizations and with access privileges to their networks. Third-party hacks will become an even greater concern in 2022, as organizations increasingly rely on independent contractors to accomplish jobs previously done by full-time staff. According to a 2021 labor trends research, more than half of employers are more ready to recruit freelancers as a consequence of COVID-19’s transition to remote work. According to the cybersecurity firm CyberArk, 96 percent of enterprises offer these third parties access to vital systems, presenting hackers with a potentially unprotected entry path to their data.
One would believe that as time passes, the cloud will grow more secure. The contrary is true: According to IBM, cloud vulnerabilities have surged by 150 percent over the previous five years. According to Verizon’s DBIR, web app vulnerabilities caused more than 90% of the 29,000 breaches examined in the study. The implementation of a “Zero Trust” cloud security architecture is one of the most recent advances in cloud security. Secure network systems are meant to operate as if the network was already hacked, requiring verification at each step and with each sign-in rather than giving continuous access to known devices or devices inside the protected network.
Poor data management: Experts believe that 2022 will see a greater movement away from “big data” and toward “right data,” or an emphasis on retaining just the data that is required, due in part to the exponential growth of data that has occurred over the last decade. Team members will largely depend on automation to separate relevant data from irrelevant data, which comes with its own set of challenges. Automated programs are similar to spider webs in that a little occurrence on one side can be felt across the entire structure. While artificial intelligence is used to analyze data, the rules and parameters that the AI is directed to obey are still designed by people and are subject to human error.