Cybersecurity in 2022: How IT Execs Can Foster a Culture of Digital Safety
Cybercrime today is at an all-time high. Businesses suffered 50% more cyberattack attempts per week in 2021 than in 2020—and up to 93% of company networks can’t stop cybercriminals from infiltrating them. As teams rely more on the internet of things (IoT), SaaS, and the like, this already troubling landscape will likely only worsen.
The rapid shift to hybrid workspaces has led to a massive uptick in vulnerabilities. Most of the time, remote workers don’t operate as secure of a network and they don’t have access to the same human and technical resources as they would in-office. In this distributed work environment, the responsibility of digital safety falls to everyone.
In-office IT staff can no longer keep everyone else safe by themselves. With hybrid work comes more autonomy, including independence when it comes to cybersecurity tools and practices. Workers are increasingly responsible for their own security, but as IT professionals know, users are a system’s weakest link.
With the average cyberattack costing upwards of $4 million and workplaces becoming more distributed, cybersecurity in 2022 must be a company-wide effort. Companies need to foster a culture of digital safety, and that falls to those in management positions.
Here’s how IT execs can foster such a culture.