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10 Emerging Cybersecurity Trends To Watch In 2022

A variety of new cybersecurity threats, technologies and business models have emerged as the COVID-19 pandemic dragged into its second year and criminal gangs became more brazen than ever before.

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More Brazen Than Ever Before

A flurry of new threats, technologies and business models have emerged in the cybersecurity space as the COVID-19 pandemic dragged into its second year and cybercriminals became more brazen. The lack of a network perimeter in this new world accelerated the adoption of SASE (secure access service edge), and XDR (extended detection and response) to ensure remote users and their data are protected.

Adversaries have taken advantage of a lack of risks and repercussions by targeting customers in the victim’s supply chain and doing the bidding of their government sponsors through nation-state attacks. The ability to monetize ransomware attacks by threatening to publicly leak victim data has made it more lucrative, while the nation grapples with the implications of a crippling attack on critical infrastructure.

Private equity firms opened their wallets wider than ever before for cybersecurity companies in 2021, spending $41.3 billion to scoop up more than 19,200 employees from seven legacy firms and late-stage startups. Outside investment has also trickled down to early- and mid-stage startups in fast-growing areas of cybersecurity such as application security, cloud security, and OT security.

Keep reading to learn what CRN thinks the 10 biggest cybersecurity trends of 2022 will be.

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