Last month Andrew Howard was interviewed by Infosec’s Chris Sienko, on the top risk and cybersecurity trends for 2022. The podcast can be accessed here.
Think there’s nothing new under the sun? With cybersecurity trends, you wouldn’t be far off the truth. Every year opinion leaders outline the main cybersecurity trends to watch and often enough, the only substantial difference in content is the publication date.
That said, nothing stays the same–what is an emerging trend eventually becomes a widely accepted norm. What are “cybersecurity trends you need to know about” become “cybersecurity trends you need to take action on.”
In this podcast, Kudelski Security CEO Andrew Howard, discusses six of the biggest cybersecurity trends in 2022. He outlines how the theme or practice in question has evolved, what the current state of play is, and what reflection or action security leaders need to take.
Cybersecurity trends in ransomware, trends in WFH as well as quantum computing and the top cybersecurity skills to develop in order to become a cybersecurity professional are all covered. The interview breaks down largely as follows:
0:00 – Andrew Howard’s own experience of getting into cybersecurity
4:00 – How has cloud security evolved? Persistence of hybrid approaches
8:20 – The next cybersecurity innovation and quantum computing; regulation and the challenge of securing sensitive data using current algorithms in the future.
10:54 – The state of ransomware, the tool of choice for nefarious actors to monetizing threats, and practical ways to address the challenges
12:57 – Cybersecurity supply chain issues and the risks of third-party service providers
16:18 – Cybersecurity, the hybrid work environment, and employee-employer trust deficit (access control and insider threats)
18:42 – The year of cyber insurance and exclusion of ransomware from coverage
20:35 – Department of Defense directive to close security gaps in the government networks and systems
22:15 – The magic wand: Three things Andrew Howard would change in cybersecurity – resolve the security protocols in the Internet earlier, fix authentication behind email, overreliance on security awareness and training
28:10 – Advice to 2022 cybersecurity students; top skills to get a great cybersecurity career: problem solving skills, data analytics skills, scripting automation programming skills
29:37 – Kudelski Security
30:58 – Blockchain security in 2022