There’s a storm brewing in cybersecurity that may reshape the priorities of the entire industry over the next couple of years. Four macro-trends coming together at the same time:
1) Use of 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗵𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 now represents the most commonly used attack vectors in successful breaches.
2) 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 is looming if not already upon us. Employees that are laid off, or believe they are at risk, may be more susceptible to threat actors attempting to leverage access.
3) 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. People are quitting and moving to firms with a better work/life balance or more flexible working policy. Increased employee churn needs careful security management to avoid exposure.
4) 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 – the cost of living is spiraling. If offered enough money to keep the heating on through winter, in return for sharing credentials – how many employees would accept?
What ties these all together is 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿.
Cyber hasn’t really been an ‘IT’ problem for a long time, but to succeed in cybersecurity in 2022 we increasingly need a holistic view – one that includes the business and the people within it.
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Contributed by: Peter Cohen, Managing Director – EMEA