From cloud migration necessitated by remote work to an increased risk of cyberattacks due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, chief information security officers (CISOs) around the globe have worked to protect their organizations from a myriad of threats in recent years.

The 2022 Voice of the CISO report from Proofpoint surveyed 1,400 CISOs about the threats they see on the horizon, as well as their organization's cybersecurity posture and strategies.

Chief information security officers from 14 countries shared what they view as the top cyber threats facing their organizations in 2022:

  1. Insider threats: Whether malicious or unintentional, CISOs marked insider threats as their top concern in the next year.
  2. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks: DDoS attacks have increased rapidly in frequency in recent years, making them the second highest concern for CISOs across the globe.
  3. Email fraud and business email compromise: Employees remain a target of business email compromise, presenting a risk to organizations.
  4. Cloud account compromise: With the advent of Software as a Service (SaaS) and the migration to the cloud, cloud accounts could present an entry point for malicious actors.

For more CISO perspectives, download the report.