Top Cybersecurity Trends for Hybrid Workplace in 2022

In the past year, the world was still under the threat of the epidemic. Enterprises accelerated the pace of digital transformation. Long-distance collaboration and communication become the new normal. However, while enterprises are committed to digitalization, there is also a potential information security crisis.

 

In 2022, it is suggested that enterprises can prepare based on the four information security trends listed below:

 

Trend 1: In order to adapt to the hybrid workplace, more and more enterprises will adopt a zero-trust security model

 

To protect the hybrid workforce from exposure to cyber risks, security professionals will employ modern tools and technologies, such as multi-factor authentication and zero-trust security models, to maintain information security. Businesses need these tools to ensure that employees can safely get their work done no matter where they are, whether commuting, traveling, or working from home, and that all endpoints are consistently and properly protected.

 

Trend 2: Information security leaders will strengthen the third-party risk prevention strategies

 

In terms of information security, it is recommended to carry out sand table deductions all the time and think about what may happen in the future in advance. From the IT management platform SolarWinds security incident in December 2020 to the hacking incidents of Colonial Pipeline and IT management software Kaseya, the largest fuel pipeline system in the United States in 2021, it is not difficult to see that supply chain attacks in the industry have increased significantly. CISOs need to ensure that their suppliers are also secure, and this 

includes identifying relevant third parties and assessing how to manage risk.

 

Trend 3: A growing number of publicly-traded tech companies will have dedicated cybersecurity committees on their boards

 

The importance of information security is self-evident. Last year, Zoom established a three-member committee on the board of directors to be responsible for cyber security affairs. It uses its existing experience in the information security industry to help companies resolve concerns and problems. Although this method is relatively new, it has proven to be very effective, and many companies have expressed their hope that such a model can be implemented sooner, which is why establishing a cybersecurity committee will be a priority for many organizations in the new year.

 

Trend 4: The boom in demand for information security talents will continue

 

Cybersecurity professionals are always a hot job in every sector, and there are far more job opportunities than trained job seekers. In fact, the employment of information security analysts is projected to grow by 33% between 2020 and 2030, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With the increasing demand for cybersecurity talents and the rise of hybrid workplace models, more and more professionals will choose to enter this field. Enterprises are expected to continue to hire the industry’s top information security experts in 2022 to maintain the companies’ internal information security system.

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