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Glasswall 2022 Predictions: Geopolitical Issues

As we look forward to this year we’re aware that many organizations will face a wide variety of cybersecurity challenges. In 2021 the total damage from cybercrime resulted in $6 trillion, and this year we’re predicting even more as malware develops and hackers gain knowledge of how to beat the software.

That’s why here at Glasswall we are constantly developing our software to detect and stop these new forms of malware and risks to businesses worldwide. With extensive knowledge in this field, we are proud to state that we are a recognized leader in the field of content, disarm, and reconstruction (CDR), keeping you and your files as safe as possible. This is why we wholeheartedly believe Glasswall is your most secure option against cybercrime as we move into 2022.

As we look to the future, we spoke with Glasswall CEO, Danny Lopez, to explore his current thoughts on the state of cyberattacks, why he feels we will see a rise in influential geopolitical issues and what he personally feels will impact the industry as a whole this upcoming year. 

Did you know that in 2021, a cyberattack occurred every 39 seconds? This showed that the world experienced a ransomware explosion, which unfortunately will likely continue its upward trajectory in 2022. Due to their many successes, adversaries are going to get craftier in their practices in 2022, by developing new ingenious ways to hack into software security.
The attackers will use a more personalized approach and aim to blend into the network to look like an insider. “I believe cybercriminals will target more customer success centers to increase the chances of a big cash payout. Ransomware crime organizations may ask for less and allow for payment flexibility, so they can receive steady income over, say, 12 to 18 months.”

Mr. Lopez also mentioned that the focus will be on geopolitical issues that will affect and sway cybercrime as geography, economics, and demography on politics will have a lasting impact. He states “strict sanctions on countries like Russia and China also increased tensions and led to several large-scale cyberattacks being attributed to the two nation-states.”

This is seemingly due to tension in the South China Sea is also going to have a lot of influence in the threat landscape. “A large number of warships on both the Chinese and American side are currently residing in a very small geopolitical zone. History shows when those things happen there tends to be an event that triggers an avalanche.”

His main takeaway: “We need to learn from our mistakes, and stay vigilant, in order to bolster cybersecurity defenses. It’s impossible to look into a crystal ball and predict the future, but we have the past to learn from in order to move forward to a more secure future.”

To find out more about how we can help you, your files, and your business become more secure and less vulnerable to cyber attacks please contact us here.

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