Going into 2023, Cybersecurity is still at the topping the list of CIO concerns. It’s not surprising. The first half of 2022 will be There were 2.8 billion malware attacks worldwide and 236.1 ransomware attacks. End of 2022, It is anticipated that six million phishing attacks will be launched. These are the top eight cybersecurity threats IT will likely face in 2023.
Top 8 cybersecurity threats of next year
Malware is malicious software designed to infect networks and systems with the intention of causing disruption to computers, servers, computers, workstations, and networks. Malware can steal confidential information, denial of service, and gain entry to systems.
IT departments use firewalls and security software to intercept and prevent malware from reaching networks and systems. However, malware bad actors are constantly finding new ways to bypass these defenses. This makes it crucial to keep your firewalls and security software up-to-date.
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Ransomware is a form of malware. Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to systems or threatens to publish confidential information. Ransomware attackers demand ransom money from their victims to unlock systems and return information.
Ransomware attacks against companies in 2022 are 33% more than in 2021. Many ransomware attackers have made it clear that they will not accept ransom payments from companies.
Ransomware attacks can be very costly. Ransomware attacks can cause damage to a company’s reputation. Ransomware can often enter corporate networks through channels that are open to vendors or suppliers with weaker security.
Companies can audit the security measures used by vendors and suppliers to ensure that their end-to-end supply chains are secure.
Nearly everyone has received suspicious emails. Or worse, emails that appear to be genuine and come from trusted parties but aren’t. Phishing is a form of email fraud.
Phishing is a serious threat to companies because it’s easy for employees to open fake emails and unleash viruses. Training employees on how to identify phony emails and report them so they are never opened can be very helpful. IT and HR should work together to teach sound email habits.
In 2020, 61% of companies were using IoT and this percentage only continues to increase. Security risks are increasing with the IoT’s expansion. IoT vendors are known for not implementing security on their devices.IT can counter this threat by screening IoT vendors prior to the RFP process. Resetting IoT security defaults to devices that are not compliant with corporate standards.
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5. Internal employees
Disgruntled employees can sabotage networks, or steal intellectual property and proprietary information from employees. Poor security habits can lead to inadvertently sharing passwords or leaving equipment unprotected. This is why social engineering audits have been increasing in popularity to verify the effectiveness of employee security procedures and policies. Social engineering audits will be used in 2023.IT can therefore verify the strength of its workforce security practices and policies.
6. Data poisoning
A study by IBM 2022 found that 35% of companies using AI in their businesses and 42% were exploring it. Companies in all industries will be able to take advantage of artificial intelligence’s new potential. The bad actors also know this.
Data poisoning has been a problem in AI systems. Data poisoning is when a malicious actor injects corrupted data into an AI system that can skew an AI inquiry and return an AI result to company decision-makers that is false.
Data poisoning is an attack vector that can be used to infiltrate corporate systems. It is possible to prevent it by monitoring your AI results. It’s important to examine the integrity of data if you notice a system suddenly moving in a different direction than it did previously.
7. New technology
Companies are using new technology like biometrics. Although these technologies offer great benefits, they can also pose security risks as IT is not familiar with them. IT can make sure that each vendor and technology is thoroughly vetted before signing any purchase agreements.
8. Multi-layer security
What level of security is sufficient? If you’ve firewalled your network, installed security monitoring and interception software, Secure your servers, issued multi-factor authentication sign-on for employees, and implement data encryption But you forgot to lock the servers’ physical locations or to install the latest security in your smartphone and update security.
There are many layers of security that IT must batten down and monitor. It can improve security by creating a checklist that covers every security breach in a workflow.