The New Normal of Cybersecurity: Examining the Top Three 2021 Trends and 2022 Predictions

Originally published on CPO Magazine. Written by Mieng Lim, VP Product Management at Fortra.



The past year has shown organizations that uncertainty and a transformed reality are the new normal in business. While remote work was intended as a temporary response to the global pandemic, it is now considered a regular part of the business environment—fundamentally altering the way companies operate. This means organizations have had to respond in real-time to shift their cybersecurity strategies and keep up with an expanding IT infrastructure, the explosion of IoT devices, and a new wave of threats from more sophisticated attackers. Let’s take a look back at the top cybersecurity trends from 2021 and look into the future to see where the cybersecurity landscape is going in 2022 and beyond.