As technology evolves, so do the threats to cybersecurity. According to Vulcan Cyber’s latest report, “Cyber Risk in 2022: A 360° View,” the proliferation of new attack surfaces presents more opportunities for cyber criminals than ever before.
The report highlights the top seven cybersecurity trends to be aware of in 2023 and suggests strategies to improve security posture.
- Cloud Computing Risks
With the increasing popularity of cloud computing, the need for secure cloud services is more important than ever. However, security in the cloud remains immature, with many default cloud services providing inadequate security measures. Threat actors are taking advantage of this weakness and it’s up to organizations to keep pace.
- Mobile Security Threats
Smart devices have become a staple in the modern world, with nearly two-thirds of the world’s population using them. Unfortunately, the rise of mobile usage has made it a prime target for cyber criminals. The report suggests that the attack surface for mobile devices will only continue to grow, with threats emerging in e-commerce, banking, and online booking applications.
- IoT Devices in the Crosshairs
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, and with that growth comes new security risks. As the number of connected devices increases, the threat of cyberattacks will only increase as well.
- Healthcare Sector at Risk
The healthcare industry is facing significant cybersecurity risks, with an increase in patient data being stored online and in the cloud, as well as the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare services.
- The Rise of AI in Cybersecurity
In 2023, advanced machine learning and other artificial intelligence (AI) techniques will be increasingly implemented in identifying and responding to cybersecurity threats.
- Users as Attack Surface
Organization’s employees and customers will continue to be a primary target for cyber criminals. Threat actors will leverage phishing, social engineering, and other techniques to try to compromise the user base.
- A Better Solution is Needed
With the growing number of avenues for attack, relying on outdated methods to stay secure is no longer enough. The report offers strategies for organizations to meet the increasing demands of the cyber risk landscape, including making employees part of the company’s security defense, keeping patches up-to-date, restricting unnecessary access, implementing multi-factor authentication, and following industry best practices.