Cyber Security Threats in 2022 and Beyond
For as long as the Internet has existed, hackers and others have utilized the network as an illicit market. Cybercriminals use several complex strategies to steal data from individuals and corporations, selling this information for profit.
We at SecPoint use the most up-to-date strategies to combat these cyber security threats. We developed the Penetrator, the Protector UTM, Cloud Penetrator, and Portable Penetrator to keep users safe from cyber threats.
However, for all the benefits of SecPoint services, cyber threats still exist. Some of these threats are perennial, having existed since well before 2022. Others, however, are newer threats that developed out of unique struggles in 2020.
To help people protect themselves, we aim to explore threats that exist for your cyber data. We also aim to project what threats could arise in the future, given these current trends. If you want to keep your data safe, read this guide to cyber and ransomware threats today!
Cyber Security Threats 2022
Many of the direst cyber security threats of 2022 stem from circumstances and decisions made in 2020. As more people began to work from home, they lost the various security protocols of their office buildings. As such, they became exposed to more cyber security threats in 2022.
One of the leading threats in 2022 is the old problem of phishing. This method sends emails to workers that claim to be from reputable companies. In these emails, phishers trick individuals into handing over sensitive data.
This data could include critical passcodes or credit card numbers. As a general rule, never trust an email from an outside source that asks for such sensitive information.
Another current threat is the use of thread hijacking attacks. In these, attackers with access to an employee's email reply in existing conversations. Then, they send malicious links or documents that expand the attacker's access to the network.
Cyber Security Threats in the Future
One of the trends that continues to grow is a new focus by attackers on mobile devices. Over the last few years, it's become increasingly popular in the corporate world to let employees bring their own devices to work.
Likewise, companies currently allow many employees to work from home. As a result, people continue to do their work on mobile devices. This fact provides vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit.
Another growing trend relies on VPNs. VPNs promise to shield your data and provide you with increased online privacy.
However, attackers are also figuring out holes in different VPNs' armor. As they do so, they gain increased access to your data.
Learn to Fight Back
If you want to avoid cyber security threats and fight back against attackers, this is the book for you! We at SecPoint have a detailed guide to help you prepare yourself for online threats.
So, don't hesitate. Start reading to learn how to mitigate these dangers!