Cybersecurity experts weigh in on the challenges ahead in 2022

January 23, 2022
7 min read time

Digital media company Media planet recently hosted a roundtable discussion with four Belgian experts in cybersecurity – including our co-founder Egide.

The bad news?

Everyone agreed the risks and threats will only continue to grow.

Because both the business world and our personal lives are becoming increasingly digital. Which provides cybercriminals more opportunities to do harm and gives them potentially higher rewards when they are successful.

Fortunately, there was a lot of good news too.

Organised cyber crime may be more sophisticated, but that won’t hold back society’s digital transformation.

To overcome these challenges, companies realise they need to innovate andcooperate. Cybersecurity is no longer purely a matter of expensive and complex technological solutions.

Stakeholders need to reach out – not just to each other, but also to non-technical professionals with complementary backgrounds, for instance in governance, risk management and compliance.

 

And obviously, the IT industry should take its end users into account as well: thepeople who need to rely on all these digital networks and systems in order to do their work.

 

Ignoring them would be a mistake and create more vulnerabilities, no matter how tight we make our cybersecurity.

 

That’s why training staff, consumers and future generations is important, if we want to enjoy the benefits of the world’s rapid digitalisation long after 2022.

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