IT Challenges facing businesses in 2022

The IT landscape has changed considerably over the past few years especially due to the pandemic which has enforces companies to adopt new ways of work and implementing new IT processes. See below just some of the key things which have become essential for businesses.

Cyber Security
2021 saw the rise of cyber attacks with many cyber criminals devising new ways performing sophisticated attacks. These came in many forms such as ransomware, phishing, malware and data breach.

This has meant many organisations have had to ramp up their security. It is more important that ever that organisations perform regular penetration to identify vulnerabilities. 

Remote Working
During the past two years many businesses have adapted to remote working. The transition has triggered a positive shift in how we work, opening more flexible ways of working. It has also meant that many organisations had to shift to Saas cloud services such as Office 365.

The benefits of this meant, people could continue to collaborate with the employees as well as being able to access data safely and securely.




Supply Chain
We have seen an increase in organisations having a more focused approach to cybersecurity to ensure they can work along suppliers as well as tendering opportunities.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said:

  • In an increasingly geopolitical world the Commonwealth is a vital and expanding alliance united behind values of democracy, human rights and sovereignty.

  • The Commonwealth are collectively taking action to bolster our resilience and security, including in cyberspace, to stand up against autocratic regimes that challenge our freedoms.

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a stark warning to us all that our sovereignty and security is increasingly under threat around the world and in cyberspace.

The new UK funding will maximise the influence of every Commonwealth member state in vital international negotiations on cyber governance. It will support the voices of smaller countries to ensure that we are, collectively, able to stand up as a powerful voice behind our shared values of sovereignty, democracy and good governance in cyber space.

Tailored projects with Commonwealth countries will work to empower smaller states and a Commonwealth Cyber Governance network will bring together experts from across the organisation, in addition to increasing in-country cyber attaches and UN Women-in-Cyber Fellows.

Collectively, it will make it harder for malign states to meddle in domestic cyber space across the Commonwealth.

This article was taken from GOV.UK and the full article can be read here.