Cybersecurity in 2023

Cybersecurity in 2023Last week on the blog, we looked back at how the cybersecurity landscape changed in 2022. This week we will look forward to what experts and the industry predict the cybersecurity landscape will look like in 2023.

Ransomware will continue to evolve as a threat to business and critical infrastructure in 2023. This year we saw the weaponization of Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) which created hacking opportunities for anyone who would like to pay for them. Experts predict this trend will continue to grow and shift to cloud storage in 2023. Criminals follow the money, and large companies and governments are increasingly working in the cloud. Cloud security and ransomware of cloud tools are expected to be significant issues in 2023.

Experts predict 43 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be connected to the internet in 2023. Increasingly home appliances, cars, and industrial machinery connect to the internet, and the security of these devices varies dramatically. Some devices come with a default password that can be easily found online. Other devices have open IP addresses that can be easily searched on Google. The Federal Government plans to roll out IoT labeling in 2023 to help consumers understand the level of security and risks of the devices they purchase.

This year we saw hackers find ways around multi-factor authentication (MFA) with tactics like Adversary in the Middle (AiTM) attacks and bombarding users with push notifications until they finally give in. The industry predicts this trend will continue and expand in 2023, which will put more pressure on moving to a passwordless workflow. MFA is still the best option for password security and should be used whenever it’s an option. Additionally, more services are requiring MFA instead of only recommending it. However, security will increase as high-profile manufacturers add passwordless options to their products.

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Posted by Charles Wright