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11 crystal ball cyber predictions for the year ahead

In these pandemic times, it’s more difficult to predict what’s to come. But our trusty SC Media experts are ever willing to test their psychic mettle, even amid Covid curveballs, geopolitical skullduggery, and breakneck-speed tech trends...

So, crystal ball of 2022… What fate shall next year bestow us cyber mortals?

1. Say ‘pass’ to passwords 

According to Greg Day, VP & CSO, EMEA at Palo Alto Networks, the number of credentials per individual user is “exploding”. Poorly managed and weak passwords are a prime target for hackers, and Day predicts that more organisations will respond by going password-free in 2022.

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