Cybersecurity continues to be a top concern among organizations. With the ever-changing threat landscape, it can be difficult to determine what to focus your efforts on. The following are likely to be the top cybersecurity trends in 2023:
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: AI-powered cybersecurity solutions will become more prevalent as they are able to detect and respond to threats in real-time. We’ve seen this trend for the past few years with autonomous penetration testing, EDR, and SIEM SOC solutions and it will likely continue as AI solutions evolve.
Cloud Security: As more organizations move to the cloud, securing cloud environments will become a priority. With increasing amounts of sensitive data being stored in the cloud, the risk of data breaches and theft of sensitive information is also increasing. In multi-tenant environments, a security breach in one tenant’s account can potentially affect all other tenants.
Zero Trust Security: Zero trust security models will become increasingly popular as they focus on verifying the identity of users and devices before granting access to networks and resources. When properly implemented and maintained, the Zero Trust model can provide significant benefits in terms of reducing the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches.
Internet of Things (IoT) Security: With NIST’s adoption of the Ascon cryptographic algorithms for IoT promises to improve protection, IoT devices will continue to grow in number, and securing these devices will continue to be a challenge. IoT devices often rely on unsecured networks, such as Wi-Fi, which can be easily compromised by attackers. IoT devices typically run on outdated software with known vulnerabilities, are interconnected, and can be used to launch attacks on other devices and systems, such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
5G Security: The growth of 5G networks will bring new security challenges, as 5G technology can be vulnerable to attacks. The complex infrastructure of 5G networks, including the use of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), can make it more difficult to detect and respond to security threats. 5G networks will also be used to support critical infrastructure and services, such as healthcare, transportation, and finance, making them a potential target for cyberattacks that could have significant consequences.
Cryptojacking and Cryptocurrency Attacks: As cryptocurrencies become more widely adopted, attacks targeting these organizations will increase. Cryptojacking involves malicious actors using other people’s devices to mine cryptocurrency without their consent, which can slow down or damage those devices. Cryptocurrency is often used by cybercriminals for illicit activities such as ransomware attacks, money laundering, and illegal purchases on the dark web. Additionally, the decentralized and anonymous nature of many cryptocurrencies can make it difficult to trace and recover funds stolen in cyberattacks.
Artificial Intelligence-powered Threats: As AI technology evolves, it will also be used by malicious actors to create new and more sophisticated threats. AI can be used by attackers to automate and optimize their attacks, making them more efficient and effective. For example, AI-powered tools can be used to scan for vulnerabilities, generate phishing emails, and launch large-scale attacks. Additionally, AI-powered malware can learn and adapt to the defenses of a targeted system, making it harder to detect and block.
These trends are subject to change and new ones may emerge as technology continues to advance. For more information on how you can minimize your risk against these attacks, contact us today.