Cybersecurity Trends: IBM’s Predictions for 2022

After the challenging year of 2021, we look forward to what’s next in 2022. Over the past two years, we’ve seen a tremendous shift in how consumers and businesses accomplish tasks with the continued shift to digital and cloud. As a result of disappearing perimeters and increased digital data, cybersecurity attacks have, not surprisingly, increased. How did cybersecurity trends change in 2021, and what will they do in 2022? 

In 2022, we will continue to see the cybersecurity landscape evolve. To help you get ready for what’s ahead, we talked to four experts at IBM X-Force to get their predictions about what to expect in 2022 in terms of cybersecurity. 

 Nick Rossmann, Former Global Threat Intelligence Lead at IBM X-Force

One Business’s Ransomware Attack Will Become Another Business’s Extortion

Ransomware attacks will become more relentless in their quest to scale up revenue and do so fast. In 2022, we will start seeing more and more triple extortion ransomware, which is when a ransomware attack experienced by one business becomes an extortion threat for its business partner. Ransomware attackers won’t stop at extorting the victim organization for ransom. Instead, they will also extort its business partners whose data it holds or business partners who cannot afford the supply chain disruption.

Supply Chain Attacks Will Become a Top Boardroom Concern

In 2021, the world felt the brunt of supply chain bottlenecks due to COVID-19 restrictions. Cyber criminals recognize this and will seek to capitalize on our heavy reliance on supply chains, both on a consumer and enterprise level. Supply chains have many blind spots or cracks that attackers can take advantage of. Ransomware attacks will be a threat, not only to companies as individual entities but to their supply chains as a whole, making ..

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