As technology advances so do cybercrime. Security and management experts must come up with ways of dealing with the top trends in order to the ever-increasing digital footprint of modern companies against emerging threats.

Companies across the world are facing constant ransomware attacks from a sophisticated group of cybercriminals. Although these kinds of attacks are not new, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the situation. This is probably because of the increased use of the internet for various purposes. Below are the top security trends of 2022:

Attack surface expansion

Enterprise attack surfaces are on the rise. Risks related to the use of IoT, cloud applications, social media, cyber-physical systems, open-source code and many others have exposed organizations to the outside environment. As such, internet security experts must go beyond conventional approaches to protect their systems.

Digital supply chain risk

Cybercriminals have realized that attacks on the digital supply chain can offer them great returns. As loopholes like Log4j continue to spread across the supply chain, it is expected that more threats will come through that.

Experts predict that over 40 percent of organizations around the world will be experiencing their software supply chain by 2025. There’s a need for digital supply chains to seek new mitigation measures to be safe.

Distributing decisions

Enterprise cybersecurity needs are getting more sophisticated. That’s why executives need more agile security considering the ever-expanding stack surface. The scope, complexity, and scale of digitization make it important to distribute cybersecurity decisions, accountability, and responsibility across the board.

Identity threat detection and response

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated every day. They are now targeting identity and access management infrastructure to get into different networks. Most companies have spent a lot of time and resources improving IAM capabilities. But a lot of efforts have been geared toward technology that improves user authentication.

Beyond awareness

Human error plays a major role when as far as data breaches as concerned. This means that conventional methods and techniques for security awareness are obsolete. That’s why most reputable organizations are heavily investing in holistic security solutions.

Cybersecurity consolidation

Security technology convergence is increasing and is being influenced by the desire to minimize complexity, increase effectiveness and minimize administration overhead costs.