What's Next for Cybersecurity in 2022?

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Screen Shot 2021-12-22 at 10.26.30 AMWhat does next year have in store for the cybersecurity industry? The “Top Five Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022” webinar presented by Steve Piper, CISSP, Founder & CEO of CyberEdge overdelivers and gives us TEN predictions for the coming year.

The webinar, moderated by Brandon Dunlap, Leadership Partner, Security & Risk Management at Gartner, opens by covering the good, bad and ugly of 2021 and then moves to an engaging cybersecurity forecast for 2022. In the presentation, Steve mentions his regret in limiting the title to just five predictions, and expands upon the list by adding five honorable mentions.

Top Five Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022

1 – The Overall Volume of Successful Attacks Will Decline

2 – IT Budgets Will Rebound (Slightly)

3 – Quantity and Severity of Ransomware Attacks Will Rise

4 – Cloud-based Security Solutions Continue to Rise

5 – First Death Attributed (in Part) to a Cyberattack

Five Additional Predictions

6 – Adoption of Zero Trust Architecture Will Rise

7 – Boards Will Play More Active Role in Quantifying and Monitoring Cyber Risk

8 – Some Ransomware Legislation Passes in Congress

9 – Investments in MSSP Outsourcing Will Rise

10 – Training and Certification Aids Recruiting & Retention

Watch the recording of this webinar for more information and in-depth conversations surrounding these predictions, plus earn one CPE credit for watching. Find more informative sessions in the (ISC)² Knowledge Vault and weigh in on your 2022 predictions in the (ISC)² Community.