5 Security Predictions For
2023 That Will Change Everything
As we approach the year 2023, there is so much uncertainty everywhere, especially in the world of digital security!
In a world full of digital scams and shams, security is the only key to safety!
The cybersecurity landscape is advancing rapidly and making it a challenge for even the savviest experts to keep up with the recent trends. Yet, every business needs to be prepared for what may come!
Let’s look at some interesting findings to understand the forthcoming challenges and opportunities for cybersecurity.
1. Zero Trust: Can It Be The Most Secure Security Strategy? The Zero Trust security model is a response to this new reality. The goal of zero trust is to create a more secure environment by eliminating the need for implicit trust and instead relying on explicit verification. In a world where Zero Trust is the norm, organizations must re-think their approach to security.
In general, 80 percent of respondents have plans of adopting zero trust in the future or have already adopted it.
2. “This Is It”- Ransomware Cyber Attack: In today’s digital world, it is essential to stay ahead of the new threats that are constantly emerging. One of the newest cyber threats is ransomware; a type of malicious software designed to lock your computer and/or steal or delete data until you pay a ransom.
The first half of 2021 saw $590 million in ransom payments. (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) Ransomware costs averaged $4.62 million in 2021, with mega-breaches costing as much as 100 times higher.
3. A Comprehensive Guide to DDoS Attacks and How To Combat Them? As more businesses move their operations online, protecting their digital assets from cyberattacks becomes increasingly important. Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in the methods used to carry out DDoS attacks, with worrying ramifications for the security of our data!
In Q3 2022, sustained attacks of 20 hours or more accounted for 19.05 percent of the total duration of attacks.
4. API Security Basics: A Simple Guide To Keeping Your API From Getting Hacked! Today, APIs are an integral part of many applications and websites, from shopping carts and account management to banking and healthcare. As a result, they’re becoming increasingly vulnerable to malicious attacks, malware infiltrations, and data breaches.
A survey conducted in January 2022 has shown that APIs are increasingly leveraged with an average of 15,564 APIs in use. 41% of organizations who participated in this survey have had an API security incident in the past 12 months with 63% of them specifying that these incidents included data breaches
5. The World at War: State-Sponsored Attacks Reborn: The world is increasingly becoming dependent on technology and digital connectivity. Unfortunately, this opens up many new opportunities for malicious actors to carry out state-sponsored attacks (SSAs) – a cyberattack orchestrated by a nation-state in order to obtain strategic advantage or inflict a certain level of damage.
September 2020, Microsoft Digital Defense Report indicated that in 2019 and 2020, 13,000 nation-state attack alerts were emailed to customers. Moreover, following a 78% increase in attacks on supply chain vendors between 2017 and 2020, 35% of all nation-state attacks are now targeted at enterprises.
Browse safe, Stay secure!