Threat Management

Upcoming cybersecurity trends examined

Cybersecurity skills shortages, mounting supply chain threats, and more prevalent attacks against Internet of Things and Web3, are expected to shape the cybersecurity landscape in the following year, ZDNET reports. Gaps in the cybersecurity workforce amid increasingly sophisticated cyber threats should prompt the industry to push individuals from other backgrounds to join the field, according to Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Vice President and National Cyber Defense Lead Kelly Rozumalski. More supply chain threats are also being brought upon by the current geopolitical landscape, as evident in Russian attacks against Ukrainian critical infrastructure amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. "We're going back to a geopolitical paradigm that features great power competition, a place we haven't been in a number of decades. And we're doing that when there's no true consensus, red lines or norms and cyberspace," said PwC Cyber and Privacy Innovation Institute Leader Matt Gorham. Meanwhile, increased adoption of Web3 and IoT is expected to fuel more threats, as more organizations forget to address potential vulnerabilities as they rush to implement such systems, noted Katie Paxton-Fear, lecturer in cybersecurity at Manchester Metropolitan University and a bug bounty hunter for HackerOne. Such threats should prompt improved prioritization of security. "Security has to have a seat at the table, and it's very, very critical. But you need to think through strategically how to mitigate those risks, because these devices are important," said Rozumalski.

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