New Year, new trends, also in the field of cybersecurity! But what’s new for 2023?
Cybersecurity trends in 2023
As technology advances, new trends in cybersecurity emerge. And it is that the advances are available to both attackers and vulnerable companies that seek to protect themselves. Therefore, it is important to be up-to-date with all these trends and try to stay one step ahead.
Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be key in the detection of cybersecurity crimes, given that AI makes it possible to identify patterns of unusual behavior. It is key to detect incidents if applied to systems where multiple events are processed per second, making them vulnerable to cybercriminals.
Sure, AI is there for everyone. This is at the service of cybercriminals, who can also enjoy its benefits, which causes them to create new threats based on machine learning. Threats are smart enough to be able to outwit a protected system.
In any case, AI is essential because it is an option to counter criminal-driven cyberattacks. For this reason, it is important that companies make the most of their potential, because it can be one of the serious keys to 2023.
We talk to you on numerous occasions about ransomware-type attacks, which seem to be here to stay. But not only that, but it is expected to increase.
The wave of ransomware attacks is growing, given that according to data published by the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center, three times more ransomware-type attacks have been confirmed in the first quarter of 2021 alone than in all of 2019. In other words, attackers explore this route due to the vulnerability of many companies in terms of cybersecurity.
The worst is that it is estimated that these figures will increase in 2023. In other words, companies must not lower their guard at any time but must cover their backs well to avoid becoming the next victim.
The lot of things, or the internet of things, is here, and now we could even define it as the internet of vulnerable things.
According to the data we have, it is estimated that by 2022, there will be some 18 billion connected devices. It is a very high volume of connected devices, but it is estimated that this figure will not only continue to grow but also implies more potential system access points for cybercriminals.
But what does the IoT imply? More than we could imagine a priori, because it is one more threat, an access route that third parties can consider to attack new devices and new users. For example, attackers can use connected appliances to access the user’s network and, from there, connect to the devices in the house and attack the user.
Attacks through providers
Another trend in cybersecurity for 2023 is attacks by third parties. Taking into account the rise of this type of cyberattack, more and more companies seek to cover their backs and adopt more protective positions, such as monitoring their suppliers. That is, prevent the attack from coming through a third party, because it can happen.
Targeted attacks on cryptos
The cryptocurrencies, they are also trending. More and more users are behind them and are looking for a way to be inside. Of course, it is also a niche in which potential computer criminals lurk, since by hacking the wallets, they can get hold of the cryptocurrencies of a third party.
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These types of Trojans are on the rise. The typical SMS saying that there has been any problem with the bank and that you have to enter the access data is the order of the day and is here to stay. In fact, many users are falling, so it is important to talk about it to prevent users from falling into the trap. If you want to know more about this type of “hoax”, keep reading our post on the dangers of the internet.
Social engineering attacks
Social engineering attacks are also the order of the day. An example of this is phishing, which is one of the usual ones. It is a type of threat that is increasing and that we must watch out for, for example, when we receive a fraudulent email from someone who is not who they say they are. Have you read our post about phishing?
Is there a way to protect yourself against these trends?
The fact that we are up-to-date with cybersecurity trends in 2023 allows us to go one step ahead. But that’s not enough, because it’s important to take action and do something more. For example, invest in the Copia Nube backup service. In this way, you will always have your data well protected, avoiding leaks.
Do you have any doubt left?