Before we close out the first month of the year, let’s take a deep dive into what we’re expecting for the remaining 11 months. Cybersecurity is ever evolving, so it’s interesting to look at where we’ve come from and where we’re headed.
What will carry over from 2022? What is new and unexpected? And most importantly, what should your organization be focusing on this year?
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What to Expect for Cybersecurity in 2023
What’s on the horizon for 2023? These are trends to expect and prepare for this year.
Don’t worry, the transition will be slow, but continue to see a shift toward a passwordless world as we did in 2022. While the human race will always love the most popular password, “12345”, many platforms are moving away from physical passwords and towards facial recognition and other forms. In 2022, companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google were researching the ability to provide users with passwordless logins. Expect to see them continue these efforts in 2023.
For now, the world remains one of passwords and authentication methods, but change is on the horizon.
Humans are your weakest link
Yep, this remains true in 2023. The most significant risk to most organizations’ cybersecurity is their employees. Human error and vulnerability will remain the weakest link for most companies this year. To support this trend, Verizon released its DBIR report, which found human error accounted for 82% of breaches last year.
Vehicles as IoT Devices
With the rise of electric cars and increased automotive innovation, vehicles are now categorized as Internet of Things (IoT). Automotive standards for cybersecurity are expected to rise. Why? Largely due to safety. Hackers’ ability to commandeer control of a car is a life-or-death situation–and deserves significant attention in 2023 to protect drivers.
Supply Chains Will Be Targets
We scratched the surface of this in 2022–think of the chip shortage that affected individuals around the globe. The world’s interconnectedness will be both a strength and a significant weakness in 2023 as cybercriminals attack one company and affect countless others.
Work-from-Home Cybersecurity Will Be a Priority for Businesses
While it may feel like the pandemic is largely over, the impact on the workforce is here to stay. Many companies have allowed permanent remote work accommodations or hybrid work schedules, with many companies even downsizing physical office space significantly.
Workers in 2023 are more likely than ever to use personal devices to remotely connect to work networks, posing a new set of challenges for cybersecurity teams.
Prioritizing Cybersecurity in 2023
Prioritizing cybersecurity in 2023 means understanding the challenges the year will present and creating a proactive plan to address those challenges within your organization. This is a seamless task with the right managed IT services team on your side.
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