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The Key Trends to Look out for in Information Security Services for 2022

Thanks to the digital revolution, every business, be it big or small, has its own online presence. But did you know it can be dangerous if not done right? This is when information security services come into the picture. Today, in this blog, we are going to determine some key trends that we need to look out for in information security services for 2022.

Until recent times, many technological advances that are accelerated have been experienced, especially due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic. These advances have also become a major cause of the rise in cyber-attacks.

The year 2021 was a trying year for cybersecurity in a lot of areas. It’ll not stop to remain one of the most crucial and primary concerns in 2022 as well. Let’s find out what’s in store for information security services and cybersecurity in 2022.

  • The new target: Mobile

Cybersecurity trends provide a 50 per cent increase which is a considerable amount for mobile banking attacks or malware in 2019, making all handheld devices a potential target for hackers. All our financial transactions, photos, messages, and emails pose more threats. Virus or malware in smartphones may be one of the new upcoming trends in 2022.

  • Cloud is potentially vulnerable

Now that more and more organizations are established on clouds, different security measures need to be updated and monitored on a regular basis to safeguard the data from getting leaked. Although cloud applications like Microsoft or Google are well equipped with updated security from their end, it’s the user end that acts as a significant source for malicious software, phishing attacks and erroneous errors.

  • Prime target: Data breaches

Data will never stop to be a leading concern for companies and organizations around the globe. Be it for an organization or an individual, safeguarding digital data has become the primary goal now. Even a minor flaw or bug in the software or system browser is a potential vulnerability for hackers, which eventually means them having access to personal information.

A new strict measure called GDPR, which stands for General Data Protection Regulation, was enforced from 25th May 2018 onwards, that offers privacy for individuals and data protection in the European Union. Similarly, the CCPA, which stands for California Consumer Privacy Act, was applied on 1st January 2020 to safeguard the basic consumer rights in California.

  • The new era of risks and technology- Internet of things- (IoT) along with the 5G network

With the growth and advent of 5G networks, a new and efficient era of inter-connectivity will become a reality with the IoT- the Internet of Things. The communication between these devices also opens them to vulnerabilities from outside attacks, influence, or even an unknown software bug.

5G architecture is relatively new in the market, and it requires a lot of research so that all the loopholes can be found to build a secure system that can’t be breached by an external attack. Every single step of the 5G network might bring several network attacks that aren’t known to us.