what to expect and how to prepare
Cyberattacks will continue to make headlines throughout 2022 and look equally devastating in 2023. The techniques used by cybercriminals continue to change and now range from smishing (SMS-based phishing attacks) to ransomware, password breaches to cloud configuration vulnerabilities.
Organizations of all sizes and industries are at risk.
It’s more important than ever for IT teams, stakeholders, and board members to focus their attention and resources on implementing defensive strategies and recognizing potential threats. On his Mike Wilson blog for VM magazine, he outlines his four cybersecurity trends to watch out for in 2023.
- attack every link in the chain
If one thing is certain, it’s that cybercriminals will change course quickly. They are often willing to go to any lengths to achieve their goals. Whether it is financial or otherwise exploitative, threat actors are ready to turn as fast as cybersecurity professionals establish defenses. Last year, a hacker discovered a way to bypass his Microsoft’s Multi-Factor Authentication. This indicates that attacks tend to target new infrastructure or secondary his infrastructure. In 2023, hackers will continue to turn their attention to authentication methods and underlying components. MFA is important, but it’s not a silver bullet.
- Vulnerabilities within digital twin systems
A digital twin is a digital representation of a real-world system. According to Gartner, “A digital twin implementation is an encapsulated software object or model that reflects a unique physical object, process, organization, person, or other abstraction.” Digital twins have been deployed in our offices and factories. This is because visual representations of physical security systems are useful in a distributed environment. Unfortunately, the connections maintained within these systems are very fragile and security is still not a priority. 2023 could be a digital twin attack, but it could also be an opportunity to lock down before this useful technology becomes widely accepted and unmanageable.
- Attackers track your data
A clear chain reaction is occurring as cybersecurity and identity security become embedded in mainstream digital thinking. Cybercriminals target personal and sensitive information in corporate systems, so many companies outsource identity protection. Correspondingly, third-party security firms have been targeted by attackers. This he expects to continue into 2023, with identity security organizations struggling to defend themselves and their customers.
- Increased potential for passwordless solutions
We are still far from a fully passwordless solution, but 2023 could be the year of real technological progress in this direction. Apple’s recent OS releases enable more frictionless multi-device passwordless sign-in, which could pave the way for wider adoption.
However, few companies can transform passwordless options in such a dramatic way while remaining secure enough to make big changes. Compromised credentials and stolen passwords are likely to be the starting point for more breaches.
What do you think 2023 will be like for cybersecurity professionals?
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