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    By Atech Cloud

    The changed world we’ve found ourselves living in since the global pandemic struck in 2020 has been particularly helpful to cybercriminals. Nothing illustrates this so well as the SolarWinds hack, described by Microsoft president Brad Smith as the most sophisticated cyberattack of all time, the reverberations of which have been felt throughout 2021.

    Homeworking, the ongoing digitalisation of society, and the increasingly online nature of our lives mean opportunities are about for phishers, hackers, scammers, and extortionists. As we head into 2022, there is, unfortunately, no sign of this letting up. This is why it’s essential for individuals and organisations to be aware of the ever-growing avenues of attack as well as what can be done to mitigate the risks.

    So let’s take a look at the most important and significant trends affecting our online security in the next year and beyond while throwing in some practical steps we recommend taking to avoid becoming victims:

    AI-powered cybersecurity

    Similar to the way in which it is used in financial services for fraud detection, artificial intelligence (AI) can counteract cybercrime by identifying patterns of behaviour that signify something out-of-the-ordinary may be taking place. Crucially, AI means this can be done in systems that need to cope with thousands of events taking place every second, which is typically where cybercriminals will try to strike.

    A product we recommend and work with is the Azure Sentinel Solution for all cloud security needs.

    To find out why cloud-native security operations is the hot button topic for this year and how to deliver it, read the rest of this article on our blog.

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