Glasswall 2022 Predictions – 2 – Nation-States

by | Dec 20, 2021 | Thought leadership

As part of our 2022 cybersecurity predictions series, Glasswall CPO, Paul Farrington shared his thoughts on the important issue of nation-state attacks.

“Cyber is now the weapon of choice for nation-state attacks and we can expect to see even more evidence of this in 2022. This means new cyber-focused legislation is, and will continue to be, a priority amongst governments, as reflected in Biden’s Executive Order

“The positive side to this is that cybersecurity will continue to be spoken about more widely and openly among private sector organisations. At a high-level, businesses will need to take notice of the changing legislative landscape and adopt a compliance-first mindset, irrespective of whether cybersecurity is currently a priority focus for them. For those selling into the government, security will continue to be a competitive advantage, but this will increasingly become a buying criteria more broadly. The value of security will continue to grow, and will no longer be just about functionality. 

“In 2022, countries that are yet to adopt or improve cyber legislation to protect government and critical infrastructure will likely do so. We’ll also see countries becoming more granular with this by legislating around software development and data protection. Governments will start by focusing on critical national infrastructure, for example utilities, before moving on to any entity playing a pivotal role in keeping the country moving and the economy growing, such as financial services. By setting out legislation on how companies handle data and interact with the outside world, common standards around security can be developed that will help keep both organisations and customer data safe.”

Up next, how will the cybersecurity trends associated with hybrid work develop in 2022?



What are file-based threats?

What is zero-trust file protection?

How does Glasswall CDR work?

Picture of a knight mask with swords to illustrate our battle for being the market leader in CDR

Glasswall vs Competitors

Why Glasswall CDR?

Learn about the simple way to protect against sophisticated file-based threats.

All resources



Case Studies

Use Cases




Product help



Contact us


strategic alliances

About our Partner Program

Our Partners

Become a Partner

Glasswall partner program

Bringing File-based threat protection to your customers

Offer a richer security portfolio with the most agile CDR platform on the market. Stand out from the competition with a partner program built for you. Let’s make files safer together.

About Glasswall

Our People




Contact Us

support lines


Raising the bar on file security

We believe people should be free to open their files without fear. To click on anything without risk of catastrophe. To use systems the way they were meant to be used. That’s why we’re raising the bar on file security at Glasswall.