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*By Umberto Rosti

The years 2020 and 2021 were challenging for information security, but what is expected in 2022 related to information security?

The years 2020 and 2021 were challenging for information security, with the growth of attacks, regulations (such as LGPD) and the pandemic that forced major changes in all businesses.

Now in 2022, a reflection exercise on the main trends for cybersecurity is necessary. Predicting the future is an impossible task, but by analyzing the movement of the market in recent years, one can understand its future trend.

  1. Regulations will be getting stronger – we have the LGPD already in force and there is a trend where financial institutions implement new rules in their systems. Currently, a bill for the protection of critical infrastructure  which will certainly be in vogue for the sake of compliance of business.
  1. Supply chain control - a supply chain it has always been a critical point, however, with more and more integrations, and with regulations making the contractor responsible – they are evaluating and mitigating risk throughout their chain – both suppliers and contractors are analyzing and better protecting their assets. A Gartner survey states that by 2025, 60% organizations will use cybersecurity risk as a primary factor to conduct transactions and business with third parties, so companies will need to adapt to become more competitive in the market.
  1. Cloud, Mobile, IoT and 5Gs - at buzzwords with the rapid adoption of new technologies such as cloud, mobile (including bring your own device) continued to grow at accelerating rates, and the exponential increase in connected devices, especially the ease of 5G, will likely bring new risk factors to organizations and other never-before-seen attack vectors.

But what is most expected in 2022 is the relevance that cybersecurity has gained in business. According to Gartner by 2025, 40% of boards executives will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee staffed by qualified members.

This is one of the major organizational changes that Gartner expects at the board, management, and security team levels in response to the heightened risk caused by the expansion of the digital transformation organizations since the beginning of the pandemic.

Cyber risk is ranked second by the survey, coming right after regulatory compliance risk. Even so, few directors say they feel confident their company is adequately protected from an attack, showing that companies still have a long battle to go into in 2022.

— Umberto Rosti is Chairman at [SAFEWAY]

About Safeway:

THE SAFEWAY is a company of Information security, recognized by its customers for offering high added value solutions, through Information Security projects that fully meet the needs of the business. In these years of experience, we have proudly accumulated several successful projects that have given us credibility and prominence among our clients, which largely constitute the 100 largest companies in Brazil.

Today through more than 23 strategic partnerships with global manufacturers and our SOC, SAFEWAY is considered a one stop shopping with the best technology solutions, processes and people.

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