Cybersecurity is a pressing issue, but how much do you know about the state of cybersecurity in 2023? A lot has changed since last year, when we wrote about the future of cybersecurity. We’ve seen several big news stories, new developments in technology and more threats against businesses around the world. In this blog post we’ll take a look at what some of those changes mean for your security practices today — and why they should be on your radar.
In summary, we have looked at the major cybersecurity trends that will affect businesses in 2023. If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, these predictions can help you plan for the future and make sure that your organization is secure. These issues are important because they can impact your financial success, customer satisfaction and reputation. Cybersecurity should be a top priority for any company looking to stay successful in the next decade.
Three trends that will shape cybersecurity in 2023.
In the next few years, cybersecurity will become more important for businesses, governments and individuals. Here are three trends that will shape cyber spaces in 2023:
- Businesses will increasingly invest in cybersecurity solutions because of data breaches and other cyber threats. According to a report by PwC, companies recognize the risks associated with not having sound cybersecurity practices and are investing in security solutions to protect their data assets at all costs. This includes both hardware (e.g., firewalls) as well as software programs (such as managed detection and response anti-malware software).
- Cyber attacks will continue to increase in quantity and sophistication. Global geopolitical circumstances incentivizing attackers, as well as technology AI usage, will result in more sophisticated attacks in increasing numbers. Furthermore, as more businesses add advanced spam and phishing protection to their email systems, more attackers will add social media engineering tactics to their arsenal.
- Businesses, especially small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will outsource their cybersecurity to the experts. The cost to run a 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) with eyes-on-glass is prohibitive for most SMBs, resulting in the need to work with trusted managed it services companies for protection.
What you can do now to be ready for what comes next.
To be ready for the next wave of cyber attacks, you’ll want to make sure your company has a cybersecurity plan in place. This plan should include:
- A cybersecurity policy that outlines the rules of how users should behave online (and what will happen if they don’t)
- A designated security team that is responsible for keeping the company safe from outside threats
- Training programs so employees are aware of what’s at stake and how best to protect themselves and their colleagues
You’ll also want an incident response plan in place so you can quickly address any issues when they arise.
The internet of things, cloud computing, and other emerging technologies are creating new risks for businesses. To protect your company from cyber threats, you need to take a proactive approach to security.
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