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This past year has been a whirlwind for cybersecurity leaders. From watching the developments of late 2020's unprecedented SolarWinds cyberattack unfold in the New Year to ending with the Log4j vulnerability saga, 2021 has been another record year for information security - and the speed of news developments will not abate any time soon.

Here is a compilation of some of 2021's must-read stories - categorized by breaking news events, ransomware analysis, best video interviews and cybersecurity predictions for 2022.

Synthetic ID Fraud: What to Look Forward to in 2022

Automation, a good criminal network and the ability to use accounts as an alias are some of the factors contributing to synthetic ID fraud, says a panel of three experts - Karen Boyer, vice president, fraud at People's United Bank; John Buzzard, lead fraud and security analyst at Javelin Strategy and Research; and Greg Woolf, CEO of FiVerity.