We are overwhelmed by the sophistication, volume, and impact of breaches in 2021. Threat actors launch new innovative techniques, sometimes even disruptive innovation, and take advantage of new vulnerabilities every year. And every year, we must evolve and adapt our defenses to protect against the next wave of large-scale threats we will face.
This blog aims to share our experiences in creating a secure enterprise in 2022. To do so, we will outline the top seven cybersecurity threats over the coming year. We will give you a high-level overview of each threat and explain:
- What the threat is
- How it will play out in 2022
While each of these threats contains numerous sub-threats and attack patterns, we aim to give you a strategic perspective on what to expect.
Threat 1: Ransomware
Threat 2: Supply Chain Threats
Threat 3: Vertical Specialized Threats
Threat 4: Cloud Threats
Threat 5: API Threats
Threat 6: External Remote Services Threats
Threat 7: Conventional Attacks
Start Now: Stop These 7 Threats Before They Strike
As we conclude, a reminder — the cyber threat landscape moves fast.
We know this list is not exhaustive, even though we feel confident that these seven threats are some of the most significant cybersecurity challenges your business will face in 2022. The threat landscape is vast. Attackers constantly develop new techniques, and new vulnerabilities emerge every day.
However, focusing on protecting your organization from these seven threats will go a long way to staying safe in the year to come. To learn strategies to stop these threats, speak to an Atos Digital Security Expert. Our experts will also provide the most up-to-date view of the threat landscape.
About the authors
Global CTO for MDR & Deputy CTO for Cybersecurity services at Atos
Vinod Vasudevan is currently Global CTO for MDR & Deputy CTO for Cybersecurity services at Atos.
He brings more than 20 years of cybersecurity leadership and product innovation. He co-founded Paladion in 2000 and has acted in the role of CTO. During his tenure, he has led technology development and made Paladion an industry leader in managed Detection and Response.
He currently holds two U.S. patents in AI & Cybersecurity and has directly serviced global enterprises in the U.S., Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Vinod is a prolific writer and has authored multiple books, articles, and presentations in leading cybersecurity forums.
Before co-founding Paladion, Vinod worked with Microsoft and helped drive the adoption of Windows 2000 in the Asia Pacific. He is also a CISSP since 2001.
Vice President Global CTO – Digital security, Atos
Member of the the Atos Scientific Community
Zeina has twenty years of experience in the Cybersecurity field covering the end-to-end spectrum of cybersecurity from security advisory, to security integration, Managed security services/Managed Detection and Response, to securing digital innovations (Cloud, IoT, Edge, AI etc…) as well as risk management, compliance and privacy.
She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in C.C.E from Notre Dame University Lebanon, a M. Sc. From Telecom SudParis and an Executive MBA focused on Innovation & Entrepreneurship from HEC School of Management.
Zeina is a member of the Atos Scientific community and a Fellow in cybersecurity. She is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a certified ISO 27005 Risk Manager. She was the recipient of Atos Innovation trophy in 2013, was named in 2019 among the “100 fascinating Females Fighting cybercrime”, was listed in the CTO/CIO/CDO French top 10 influencers and was recognized as 2020 Cyber security leader by the Cyber Security Observatory.