NEW REPORT REVEALS THAT THE MAJORITY OF CEOS ARE INVESTING IN CYBERSECURITY STRATEGIES THAT ARE MISALIGNED WITH THEIR TECHNICAL OFFICERS . A TOTAL OF 62 % OF CEOS INACCURATELY CITE MALWARE AS THE PRIMARY THREAT TO CYBERSECURITY , WHILE 24 % ARE NOT EVEN AWARE THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED A BREACH .
Cybersecurity predictions : Identity protection to be a priority in 2022 he 2021 Verizon
Data Breach report highlighted that 61 % of breaches involved credential data . “ If there is one thing we can learn from 2021 , it ’ s that the cyberattackers focus on credentials to expand their reach into their victim ’ s networks . Take , for example , the Colonial Pipeline incident where fuel shortages resulted from a single compromised password , or the Solarwinds breach ,” said Ray Kafity , Vice President – Middle East Turkey and Africa ( META ) at Attivo Networks .
“ The focus of the defenders in the coming year would be on technology and solutions that can detect and derail such attacks before they can cause great harm to the organisation .”
Attivo Networks , experts in preventing identity privilege escalation and detecting lateral movement attacks , shared their predictions for the coming year in the cybersecurity industry .
Enterprises will increase their investment in identity security solutions
The rise in third-party attacks , remote working security risks and the continuing evolution of ransomware have driven home the fact that traditional security solutions are no longer enough . And while existing solutions like Identity and Access Management ( IAM ), Privileged Access Management ( PAM ) and Identity Governance and Administration ( IGA ) provide basic identity protections , their focus on authorisation and authentication leave gaps for attackers to exploit . To close those gaps , enterprises need to invest in Identity Detection and Response ( IDR ) solutions capable of providing expanded exposure visibility and detection specific to credential misuse , excess entitlements ,