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With the emergence of the digital revolution, corporations, organizations, and governments are turning to computerized systems to conduct their daily operations. As news of data breaches, ransomware, and hacking becomes the norm, a similar shift in cybersecurity trends will occur due to ongoing technological advancement.

The struggle to secure the internet has always been never-ending, but change is happening faster now. Businesses continue to make investments in technology to run their operations. To support remote work, improve the customer experience, and generate revenue, they are currently adding more technologies to their IT networks, which could lead to new vulnerabilities.

Emerging Trends in Cyber Security 

Organizations have increased their efforts in cybersecurity over the past 20 years, and it’s understandable why: from costly data breaches to crippling malicious assaults, companies are scrambling to keep up with the complexity and complexity of cybercrime. Here are the top emerging trends in cyber security for 2022:

Rise of Automotive Hacking

The rise of automotive hacking is one of the major trends in cyber security that could be seen in the coming future or 2022. Today’s vehicles are packed with automated software that enables smooth connectivity for drivers in areas like airbags, cruise control, door locks, and advanced driver aid systems. These vehicles use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to connect, which exposes them to several security flaws or hacker threats. In 2022, as automated cars become more prevalent, there may be increased attempts to control them or listen in on conversations using microphones. In addition, autonomous or self-driving vehicles use an even more complicated process that demands stringent cybersecurity precautions.

Potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Among all current trends in cyber security, Artificial intelligence indeed plays an essential role among top trends in cyber security.

With the introduction of AI into all commercial sectors, this technology, combined with machine learning, has significantly altered cybersecurity. Automated security systems, natural language processing, facial detection, and autonomous threat detection have benefited dramatically from AI. However, it also creates clever malware and attacks through recent data security mechanisms. Threat detection systems with AI capabilities can anticipate new attacks and alert users to any data breach.

Evolution of multi-factor authentication

After providing a variety of forms of identity proof to an authentication system, users who use multi-factor authentication can access a website or application. While most people believe that multi-factor authentication is entirely secure, businesses like Microsoft now advise customers to stop utilizing SMS and voice authentication techniques because of their higher security concerns.

It is an unencrypted texting method, yet experts advise utilizing SMS authentication if you have no other security options. Online banking has the highest risk of using ineffective multi-factor authentication techniques, which are almost always done by SMS verification.

Cybersecurity experts, with the help of vulnerability scanning, are increasingly recommending hardware security keys for verification to minimize the risk of unauthorized access to accounts. HCL AppScan CodeSweep is a security tool designed for beginners and professional developers who need a quick, simple, and platform-friendly program.

Organizations invest in Real-time data monitoring.

Real-time data monitoring, most frequently cloud-based technology, is used to defend an organization’s IT system from cyberattacks.

IT and security experts can respond swiftly to data breaches thanks to real-time data monitoring, which lowers the likelihood of financial loss. Organizations can also track and catalog data over a lengthy period, making it easier to spot any system or application behavior irregularities.

State-Sponsored Cyber Warfare

The competition between the western and eastern powers to establish superiority won’t be stopped. Despite the attacks being rare, the conflict between the US and Iran or Chinese hackers frequently makes headlines worldwide and significantly impacts events like elections. Additionally, with more than 70 elections expected to be held this year, criminal activity will increase at this time. Political and business secrets and high-profile data breaches will dominate cybersecurity developments in 2022.

Identity-system protection

Identity management systems are constantly being attacked. Attackers today frequently employ credential misuse to gain access to systems and accomplish their objectives. For instance, in the SolarWinds hack, attackers entered the target network via the privileged access of a supplier.

According to Gartner, identity threat detection and response (ITDR) is a group of procedures and tools used to protect identity systems. More comprehensive solutions will surface over time.

Cloud service attacks

Cloud-based computing services, which let users access software programs, data storage, and other services via an internet connection rather than relying on physical infrastructure, have been popular among corporations in recent years. Adopting this technology has various advantages, including lower operating costs and more effectiveness.

The HCL BigFix endpoint protection platform gives IT Operations teams the power of Continuous Compliance and Intelligent Automation to manage nearly 100 operating system versions, enabling streamlined management processes, tool consolidation, and reduced operating costs.

Unlike complex tools that cover a limited portion of your endpoints, BigFix’s unified architecture can effectively manage and ensure compliance of all your servers, desktops, and mobile devices, whether in the office, at home, or in the cloud.

Although choosing such systems can be quite advantageous for businesses, they have also come under cyberattack. Attackers are more likely to be able to exploit security flaws in these systems and obtain access to confidential data if they are not correctly configured or maintained. This is crucial because many modern businesses use cloud services to enable remote employee work.


The concern that organizations will increase their security measures in response to these cybersecurity trends in 2022 is probable. In addition, the technology landscape is changing quickly, from cloud-based services to new IoT gadgets, forcing businesses and individuals to rethink how they approach cybersecurity.

It would be wise to begin their learning curve in cybersecurity now so that they may become authorities for tomorrow, as infrastructure security is becoming a crucial component of practically any organization. Moreover, professionals in the IT sector who are skilled and experienced in cybersecurity typically earn among the top salaries.


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