2022 recap: Top cybersecurity takeaways

February 15, 2023
Acces tech: From zero-trust to trusted providers, there are many steps to take to improve your security system. With these top developments of 2022, how many has your company implemented?

We are always talking about the “next big thing” in cybersecurity, but for now, the weak links continue to be humans. Still, the flip side is that cybersecurity’s most effective tool also happens to be humans. With cybersecurity, we are our worst enemy but also the greatest hope. It’s important to look back when we can because where we’ve been determines where we go. Here are five of some of the most significant developments in cybersecurity in 2022: 

1. Zero-trust 

The government has continued to promote zero-trust by formulating more best practices and protocols that companies are adopting with increased zeal, although sometimes the interpretation differs. The government isn’t just advising the private sector to get on board the zero-trust train; they are also ensuring their various agencies vow to adopt zero-trust. 

Cybersecurity experts said the government and private sector should work together to leverage resources to enter the new regime successfully. 

Zero-trust spending grew in 2022, and that is expected to continue into 2023. 

2. Passwordless Authentication 

Companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft pledged to expand passwordless authentication offerings, influencing the trend to take off in 2022. 

Passwordless authentication can reduce costs and security risks for any organization. Passwordless authentication can include anything from biometrics to QR codes. 

3. Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA) 

Technology research firm Gartner first proposed this framework, and it gathered proponents in 2022. CSMA is a collaborative approach that builds interconnectivity and communications between various cybersecurity products to enhance effectiveness. 

The whole concept behind CSMA is that it prevents hackers from exploiting different parts of a network. 

4. Trusted partners 

It is estimated that the demand for IT specialists will increase by 22 percent through 2030, which is much faster than any other occupation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2026, the shortage of technical talent will exceed 1.2M. 

This is where trusted providers can help. Companies either have thin IT staff or none; trusted providers can come in and fill that void. 

5. Supply Chain Attacks 

Research shows 82 percent of CEOs believe their company is vulnerable to a supply chain attack. And statistics show a startling 98 percent of organizations have been negatively impacted by a cybersecurity breach that occurred in their supply chain. 

Learn from mistakes made in 2022 to ensure your 2023 has more productivity and less cyber-attacks. Contact us at Access Tech where we can get a head start with these new developments to help your company. We’ll do a security gap analysis for your company, research providers for you, and give you a plan on how to get further in your cyber security journey.