As of June 2022, organizations have lost over $43 billion in business email compromise (BEC) attacks alone since 2016. And cyberattackers will continue profiting off vulnerable companies via BEC and other methods next year. Therefore, you should closely monitor current cybersecurity trends, as protecting your company’s data, employees and finances will be paramount.
While it’s difficult to predict when an attack will occur, you should do everything possible to prevent future data breaches. Use the following 2023 cybersecurity trend predictions list to bolster your company against assailants and the potentially disastrous consequences of a breach.
Experts predict that, by 2025, a massive 85% of organizations will transition away from traditional servers, opting for the cloud instead. But cloud transitions can make your company more vulnerable to attack for two key reasons:
As 2023 approaches, ensure that your cloud client offers end-to-end encryption and dual-factor authentication before you migrate to the cloud.
As the number and type of devices connected to your network increase, so do vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. In 2023, cybercriminals will continue to target mobile devices in their efforts to infiltrate your network.
As we enter the new year, make sure to incorporate mobile devices into your cybersecurity plans by:
While cybersecurity threat detection and management is becoming more sophisticated, healthcare organizations will continue to be a prime target for attackers next year. Why?
Ransomware isn’t going away anytime soon. As late as October 2022, ransomware attackers paralyzed CommonSpirit Health, the fourth-largest healthcare system in the US.
The most important steps you can take to prevent ransomware attacks in 2023 are:
A ransomware attack could decimate your company’s data privacy and your finances. So stay vigilant and prepare for attacks before they occur.
While privacy law changes (like the EU-US Data Privacy Framework) may not necessarily lead to increased attacks, they can result in changes to regulatory requirements. You could increase your vulnerability as your business transitions to meet those standards.
Work closely with your managed IT service provider or security experts to:
As companies return to in-person work, businesses should closely monitor how the transition impacts their cybersecurity plans.
Take note of how the following changes could impact your network and data security, and make a plan to address them as your employees reenter the workplace:
As AI tools advance in 2023, make sure your cybersecurity plan can accommodate more sophisticated AI attacks. To identify and intercept potential threats:
International conflicts(like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine) will continue to facilitate increased cybersecurity risks in the US and beyond as we enter 2023. Current CISA intelligence indicates that Russia is exploring opportunities for potential cyber attacks, so companies should remain vigilant as the conflict continues overseas.
While every company should be on the lookout for suspicious activity, industries that are particularly vulnerable to wartime cyber attacks include:
Work closely with your cybersecurity team to monitor your network for novel attacks.
2023 is fast approaching, and so are the security threats that could befall organizations with limited cyber attack prevention measures. Keep a close eye on 2023 cybersecurity trends as the year progresses, and work with your attack prevention team to keep your system airtight.
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