With the threat of cyber-attacks only expected to get worse, organizations need to incorporate better cybersecurity that will need them to tackle or at least mitigate their impact going forward in 2022.
The COVID-19 has been one of the biggest catalysts responsible for the surge in cyber-attacks in the past couple of years. In fact, as per the report from Cybersecurity Ventures, the damage inflicted by cybercrime had been expected to surge by US $6 trillion in 2021. The report also found that the losses will increase to US $10.5 trillion annually by 2025.
While this paints a depressing picture of today’s enterprise world, there is still hope. Organizations can take certain measures to protect themselves as well as prevent a significant data breach. Going forward in 2022, and beyond they need to incorporate certain practices that will enable them to secure and strengthen their infrastructure. Here are three cybersecurity practices that organizations should watch out and incorporate in 2022.
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Employ Multiple Layers of Security
From 2022 onwards, organizations should implement various layers of security on both the physical security as well as digital security fronts. They should implement a strong password policy in place that requires employees to create complex passwords. Additionally, organizations should take steps towards utilizing software that monitors employees accounts to receive alerts in case a breach occurs. Furthermore, organizations should implement modern firewalls that will enable them to monitor traffic, stop malware and viruses and provide virtual private network support.
There’s a significant shortage of cybersecurity professionals in today’s enterprise industry. “We kn
ow that CISOs and other cybersecurity professionals are really trying to staff up their team to help combat all the bad hackers around the globe,”
said Tom Huntington, Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems. “I’m thinking thatas we roll through 2022 that one of the better practices would be to apply automation – things like robotic process automation, workload automation, enterprise scheduling – those kinds of practices should be used as we look at mundane, repetitive cybersecurity processes that we’re doing,
and we may be able to augment the shortage in staff with a good set of automation products alongside of cybersecurity.”
“2022 is the year that the C suite recognizes that they are getting further and further behind on their security projects. They’ll start to turn to RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and enterprise automation to help their teams become more productive in the battle against the cybercriminals. If they cannot hire talent, automation allows them to augment this deficiency. This effort takes SOAR (security orchestration automation and response) to a new level,” adds Tom Huntington.
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Rethink security from the inside out
“You cannot turn on or read the news these days and not stumble upon some story about another cybersecurity incident,”
says Dustin Milberg, Field CTO Cloud Services. He adds, “Everyone is worried about how to keep bad actors out and how to recover if they find their way in. These are important steps; however, the real question organizations should be asking is, “how do I prevent the vulnerabilities from ever being introduced?” In a cloud-first world, the model has shifted to consumption, which means everything is code. This requires organizations to rethink security from the inside-out, adopt a zero-trust model and shift left as fast as possible. A bad action in the software development process has far more potential to do damage than anybody attempting to get in from the outside.”
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