2022 will see more cybercrime: CTO Akamai Technologies

The year 2022 has arrived, and what is now the present was unfamiliar to us a year ago. With the ongoing pandemic, let’s just hope that whatever comes next is a more optimistic tech storey.

The year 2022 has arrived, and what is now the present was unfamiliar to us a year ago. With the ongoing pandemic, let’s just hope that whatever comes next is a more optimistic tech storey.

APIs will be the biggest attack surface targeted by criminals if they’re not already.
The growth of API’s in all aspects of business, coupled with a lack of visibility into the attacks they face means that criminals can compromise organizations far easier and for far longer than better understood targets. Far too many organizations lack anything but the most basic visibility into their own APIs. In 2022, we will see criminals target this attack surface more regularly, and organizations will need to adjust their security posture to reduce these vulnerabilities.

The impact of ransomware will get much worse before it gets better
Previously, cybercrime was dominated by two types of criminals: the hactivists, who were fairly unsophisticated and easy to protect against; and the nation-states, who are very sophisticated and pretty much impossible to defend against. Now we’ve moved into an era dominated by financial motivation. Ransomware is the new face of organized crime, and in 2022 we will see these types of attacks get worse before they get better. While law enforcement is accelerating its efforts to combat ransomware, it is a problem that can’t be solved overnight. Better security practices, such as micro-segmentation, aren’t new, but properly implemented, they can help lessen the impact on your business.

Hybrid workplaces will mean hybrid vulnerabilities
Many organizations have embraced a hybrid working environment, where employees can work from home just as easily as the office. But this has created security complexity, increasing an organization’s potential attack surface to include employee’s consumer devices — like home WiFi routers and smart TVs. In 2022, organizations will be forced to address this complexity and decide how to balance corporate security with employee satisfaction.

*This article is authored by Dr Robert Blumofe, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Akamai Technologies

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