5 Top Cybersecurity Threats to Businesses in 2022

Cybersecurity attacks are destructive activities that target Information technology systems. It also targets the users using them in order to gain unlicensed access to the systems and the information they contain. This is where a cybersecurity company comes into business by providing the required protection.

Generally, cyber attackers carry out these attacks with the indicated intention of using information for financial benefits or to interrupt certain operations. There are various types of security attacks. The most common cyber-attacks includes:

  • Malware: Software’s are designed to damage Information Technology systems and compromise information within those systems. Various subforms of this attack process include trojans, adware, viruses, spyware, worms, and ransomware.
  • Phishing: These types of attacks target users to steal login or other confidential data and information by deceiving people into clicking fraudulent links found in messaging apps, emails, or on the web.
  • Ransomware: This malware encrypts information on infected Information Technology systems and demands a huge financial benefit in exchange for the decryption of that data and also for access to the data. The financial benefit is usually asked in cyber currencies such as BitCoin.
  • Denial of Service Attack: This type of cyber attack aims to obstruct a service being provided by a server by sending a deluge of traffic to the servers, making it too busy to respond to genuine requests.
  • Man in the Middle Attack: this type of attack takes place when cyber attackers alter and intercept network traffic flowing between Information Technology systems. Cyber attackers execute this by impersonating the server systems as well as the client systems.

The years 2020 and 2021 have been through a lot. With the advent of the pandemic, business and work have moved to a new normal. Any cybersecurity company would emphasize the following threat factors in perspective to cybersecurity threats in 2022.

  • Working Remotely – With the new normal now, work commences from home. And having different network infrastructures for different parts of the world, the security in the connectivity of the employees working from home is very much varied. It is of great concern for all employers in regard to security threats. Working through a secured channel may be an option.
  • Phishing- The internet has boomed in the lockdown period. The number of internet users has increased many folds, but the security threat awareness among general users is very low. This is an avenue through which cyber attackers are conducting their Phishing attacks.
  • Ransomware- With the increase in dependency on digital media and the internet, the most important information is now stored digitally. Without a proper threat security mechanism, it becomes very easy for ransomware to attack a system.
  • Cloud Vulnerabilities- Cloud is the future. However, it is also not devoid of faults. Cyber attackers use these vulnerabilities to exploit Cloud Systems with criminal intent.
  • IoT Vulnerabilities- The Internet of Things (IoT), simply explained, is a network of digital devices over the internet. In recent times IoT attacks have increased significantly. This has a very deep-rooted effect as it has the ability to create significant social and law and order disturbances.

In Conclusion:

Many of these threats that a business needs to pay attention to will remain the same next year as well. The only difference is that these threats will be in the process more often.

So in this regard, it is very important for a business to implement proper cybersecurity through the help of a cybersecurity company. Also, it is important to use robust security policies for the employees as well as solutions for mitigation and prevention.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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