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How many articles have you read that started with some variation of “the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation?” This concept isn’t new, but you may be wondering how these sudden changes will impact security. We’ll explore Trend Micro Research’s predictions for 2022 and the impact on DevSecOps—the cultural approach that helps you build secure apps as quick as you can say “the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation.”
Cybercrime in the cloud
Due to the sudden move to work-from-home (WFH), companies were forced to swiftly migrate to the cloud. Gartner predicts that global cloud services spending will reach over $482 billion in 2022, a 54% increase from 2020. With increased spend and usership, cybercriminals are sure to migrate their attacks to the cloud.
While cybercriminals will continue to target employees in phishing and BEC scams to gain credentials and access to the company’s servers, we expect more cybercriminals to bypass the human attack vector and target the infrastructure directly by exploiting known vulnerabilities that are traded and sold in underground markets. Patch management will be crucial, but no need to cringe, this doesn’t necessarily mean more work for you. Security teams can leverage automated virtual patching to keep systems protected—especially those