Following the pandemic, hybrid work will be an expectation if not the norm at most organizations across the world. That means cybersecurity, AI, automation, and analytics will play increasingly significant roles in organizational efforts to support this way of working. Rajesh Ganesan, Vice President of Products, ManageEngine shared the key technology trends that will dominate the security segment in 2022.
The cybersecurity mesh model to provide improved protection in the hybrid workforce era
The security landscape has evolved due to the accelerated shift to the cloud and usage of unvetted personal devices, resulting in many organizations becoming highly susceptible to cyberthreats and insider attacks. In this scenario, the traditional network-based security model is becoming obsolete and a cybersecurity mesh model, with its central principle of Zero Trust, will gain more traction. The cybersecurity mesh model is a distributed approach in which smaller, individual security perimeters are built around people or objects acting as access points, thereby offering IT teams better security control.
The cybersecurity skill crunch might push organizations to turn to service providers
With the evolving needs of the organizations in the cybersecurity space, there is likely to be an imbalance in the supply and demand of skilled employees. To address this, organizations will increasingly use the services of MSSPs and managed detection and response providers. For instance, the increase in remote employees, cloud adoption, and the need to meet compliance regulations make IAM (Identity Access Management) a tedious process for most organizations. Since many organizations lack the necessary skills and resources to implement an IAM solution, more organizations will turn to Identity as a Service providers to fill this role.