This past year was the year of the threat vector. With so many people now working remotely, the amount of infiltration points for potential bad actors multiplied. Phishing attacks intensified as employees became married to email and communication platforms. And ransomware knocked companies across the world offline with devastating consequences.
But even with that backdrop, there’s hope for the cyber future. Both federal and state governments focused on cybersecurity as a cornerstone for the future, providing more resources for cybersecurity professionals to fight back. More business leaders saw the damage cyber attacks can bring, leading to increased attention (and funds) paid to their organizations’ cyber issues. And employees themselves began to take cyber issues more seriously, with training and awareness about phishing and other social engineering attempts on the rise.
It’s still a dangerous cyber world as we enter 2022, but one that today’s attorneys and legal technologists are prepared to tackle. Here’s what they predict for cybersecurity in the new year.
This is the first in a seven-part series of 2021 predictions from Legaltech News. Check back tomorrow and Thursday for experts’ predictions for remote working/COVID-19 and privacy, which will be followed next week by predictions for legal technology innovation, e-discovery, contract/transactional technology, and business of law/ALSPs. The quotes below are in alphabetical order by name, and some have been edited for length.
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