Delinea, a leading supplier of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for seamless security, today released the findings of its own anonymous onsite poll of cybersecurity experts attending this week's RSA Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The poll of over 100 cybersecurity experts questioned participants about their top cybersecurity worries for 2022, as well as where they stood on cyber insurance and cyber hygiene procedures.
Notably, the poll discovered that cloud security (37%) would be the top cybersecurity issue in 2022, surpassing ransomware (19%) and remote employees (17%).
According to the poll, 80% of respondents believe their company has not been infiltrated in the last 12 months. This positive effect might be attributed to greater cyber hygiene among workers. According to the poll, 59% of respondents do not use the same password on several accounts, and almost two-thirds (66%) utilize multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever it is available.
"Protecting digital assets in the cloud is becoming priority number one, reflecting a more proactive approach to cybersecurity. As businesses become more reliant on the cloud for infrastructure, application development, and business process automation, security skills and solutions need to keep up. Securing privileged access to cloud infrastructure and workloads before attackers take advantage is imperative."
Joseph Carson, chief security scientist and advisory CISO at Delinea
Joseph Carson further added "Passwords should never be the only security control for accessing critical systems, applications, and privileges. By implementing MFA controls, it adds an extra layer of protection, should an attacker be able to compromise a password. MFA should be required not only at system log-in, but also at the point of horizontal and vertical privilege elevation."