Intelligent CIO North America Issue 17 - Page 82


McAfee Enterprise and FireEye predict top 2022 cyberthreats

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye have released its 2022 Threat Predictions , examining the top cybersecurity threats they predict enterprises will face in 2022 .

Bad actors have taken note of successful tactics from 2021 , including those making headlines tied to ransomware , nation states , social media and the shifting reliance on a remote workforce .

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye expect them to pivot those into next year ’ s campaigns and grow in sophistication , wielding the potential to wreak more havoc across the globe . Skilled engineers and security architects from the recently combined entity offer a preview of how the threat landscape might look in 2022 and how these new or evolving threats could potentially impact enterprises , countries and civilians .
“ Over this past year , we have seen cybercriminals get smarter and quicker at retooling their tactics to follow new bad actor schemes – from ransomware to nation states – and we don ’ t anticipate that changing in 2022 ,” said Raj Samani , Fellow and Chief Scientist of the combined company . “ With the evolving threat landscape and continued impact of the global pandemic , it is crucial that enterprises stay aware of the cybersecurity trends so that they can be proactive and actionable in protecting their information .”
McAfee Enterprise and FireEye 2022 predictions :
Use of social media for targeted attacks . While this approach is not new , it is relatively uncommon . After all , it does demand a level of research to ‘ hook ’ the
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