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Last year came to a tumultuous end with the discovery of a serious vulnerability in Apache Log4j that can be exploited with minimal effort. It was also marked by the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline due to a ransomware attack, and the realization that SolarWinds code was infected with malware that spread to thousands of customers and government agencies.
As bad as this sounds, it’s likely to get worse. The profitability of cybercrime keeps growing — as does the sophistication of the attackers, who are often sponsored by nations with significant resources — and the organizations with the most to lose are often those without the resources or expertise to adequately protect themselves, such as medium-sized businesses, governments and healthcare providers.
So, what does 2022 have in store for us regarding cybersecurity, and what can we do to prepare?