New Year, New IT
Now that we've gotten the last scraps of confetti out of our hair, there's no better time than now to let you know that in 2022, IT is making a profound shift.
In the past couple of years, Covid-19 prompted major changes in the tech landscape. A surge to remote work ensued - permanently altering businesses and their departments, including IT.
What this means for you is if your employees work remotely, you will need a resilient IT department to deploy technologies essential for providing services for a productive and seamless remote workforce.
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The 5 Biggest Cybersecurity Trends in 2022
The changed world we’ve found ourselves living in since the global pandemic struck in 2020 has been particularly helpful to cybercriminals.
As we head into 2022, there is, unfortunately, no sign of this letting up. This is why it's essential for individuals and businesses to be aware of the ever-growing avenues of attack as well as what can be done to mitigate the risks!
So let’s take a look at the most important and significant trends affecting our online security in the next year and beyond while throwing in some practical steps we can all take to avoid becoming victims:
1. AI-powered Cybersecurity
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can counteract cybercrime by identifying patterns of behavior that signify something out-of-the-ordinary may be taking place. It's the predictive powers of AI that make it so useful here, which is why more and more companies will be investing in these solutions as we go into 2022.
Unfortunately, cybercriminals are also aware of the benefits of AI, and new threats are emerging that use technologies like machine learning to evade the protective measures of cybersecurity. This makes AI even more essential – as it’s the only hope of counteracting AI-powered cyber-attacks!
2. The growing threat of ransomware
According to the UK National Cyber Security Centre, there were three times as many ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2021 as there were in the whole of 2019. Once again, we can largely blame this on the pandemic, and the growth in the amount of activity carried out online and in digital environments.
Ransomware typically involves infecting devices with a virus that locks files away behind unbreakable cryptography and threatens to destroy them unless a ransom is paid. Ransomware is typically deployed through phishing attacks – where employees of an organization are tricked into providing details or clicking a link that downloads the ransomware software (sometimes called malware) onto a computer.
Education is the most effective method of tackling this threat, with research showing that employees who are aware of the dangers of this type of attack are eight times less likely to fall victim.
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