1. Ransomware attacks are taking center stage as cyber-threats
As of May 2021, there has been a 102% surge in ransomware attacks compared to the beginning of 2022, according to a report from Check Point Research
2. Cyber-attacks are a real threat to commerce and economic prosperity
In both the public and private sectors, there is a growing understanding of the seriousness and sophistication of the threats. The list of adversarial actors is a large one that includes states, organised crime, terrorists and loosely affiliated hackers.
3. Emerging technologies such as 5G and artificial intelligence are impacting the digital ecosystem
A large technical cybersecurity worker gap combined with more sophisticated threats have let to the need for automation, especially via machine learning and artificial intelligence tools. Automation has become more valuable for enhancing existing cybersecurity architectures.
4. The Internet of Things (IoT) devices will continue to present special security challenges
Work from home brought on by Covid-19 has greatly expanded that growing network of devices IoT’s exponential connectivity is a mesh of networks and devices composed of trillions of sensors. The increased integration of endpoints combined with a rapidly growing and poorly controlled attack surface poses a significant cybersecurity threat.