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In recent years, we’ve seen the topic of cybersecurity move from the IT department to the boardroom. As attacks have proliferated and the potential for data breaches has increased, organizations have become increasingly aware of their vulnerabilities. With greater awareness has come increased pressure on company executives to ensure that adequate measures are in place to protect their networks, systems, and data.  

As we look forward to 2023, we expect to see certain cybersecurity trends that are likely to emerge and affect how organizations defend their networks. Below are some of the top cybersecurity trends experts predict will shape the digital environment in 2023. 

1. Cybersecurity Will Be More Reliant on Artificial Intelligence (AI) 

With the rising number of attempted cyberattacks, human cybersecurity professionals have found it increasingly difficult to respond to them all and predict where the most dangerous attacks will occur next.  

Thankfully, AI and machine learning algorithms can analyze vast amounts of data moving across networks in real-time more effectively than humans can. It can also learn to recognize patterns that indicate a threat.  

IBM’s Cost of Data Breach Report found that organizations that use AI and automation to detect and respond to data breaches save an average of $3 million. But as AI becomes more widely available, hackers and criminals are becoming more adept at using it as well.  

AI and machine learning algorithms can be used to identify a system’s valuable data or those with weak security among the millions of computers and networks online. It can also be used to generate large numbers of personalized phishing emails intended to dupe recipients into disclosing sensitive information, and it is becoming increasingly adept at evading automated email defense systems designed to filter out this type of mail. 

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity is quickly becoming an “arms race” wherein hackers and cybersecurity professionals compete to stay one step ahead of each other. Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to exploit security measures using AI technology, while on the other side, cybersecurity experts strive just as hard to develop cutting-edge solutions that prevent these malicious attacks from occurring.  

As a result of this ongoing struggle between adversaries, there will be growing demand for better AI technologies that can defend against emerging threats. The market for AI cybersecurity products is expected to be worth close to $139 billion by 2030, representing a nearly tenfold increase over the value of the market in 2021. 

2. Internet of Things and Cloud Security 

As more people connect their devices to the internet and embrace smart home technology, there will be more potential openings that hackers can use to steal our data.   

Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which range from smart wearables to home appliances, have frequently proven to be a source of frustration for cybersecurity professionals. Since these items aren’t always used to directly store sensitive data, manufacturers haven’t always focused on keeping them secure with frequent security patches and updates.  

That has recently changed, as it has been demonstrated that even when they do not store data, attackers can frequently find ways to use them as gateways to access other networked devices that do.  

In 2023, experts predict that the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud security will be an increasing priority for governments and organizations worldwide. Potential governmental initiatives could be set in place to increase security around connected devices, as well as the cloud systems and networks that connect them all.  

The United States federal government is already making plans to regulate IoT consumer devices and software development practices. Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted a proposal for a labeling system that will inform consumers about potential security threats posed by IoT devices they bring into their homes. 

3. Businesses Prioritize Work-from-home Cybersecurity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations’ top cybersecurity priority was to secure the millions of devices used for home and remote work around the world.  

It was much simpler before the pandemic when we were all office-based. IT departments or cybersecurity professionals could easily check and update company laptops and other devices on a regular basis. This made it easy to ensure that they were free of spyware and malware and running on the most recent versions of anti-virus software.  

A new set of challenges has emerged in 2023 when workers are more likely than ever to use personal devices to connect to work networks remotely. Connecting to networks with insecure devices can unintentionally expose employees to phishing attacks, in which attackers trick users into divulging passwords.  

With more people working remotely, it’s more likely that we’ll be working in teams where we don’t know each other well and are vulnerable to impersonation scams. It also enables ransomware attacks, in which software is injected into networks and erases valuable data unless users pay the attackers a ransom. This risk increases in remote working environments, where devices are more likely to be left unattended. 

Organizations can prepare themselves for the future of remote working and the increasing number of cyber threats by implementing powerful cybersecurity solutions such as cloud-based technology and advanced encryption measures which protect confidential information against malicious attacks. They also need new tools, such as two-factor authentication and biometric security solutions, which can authenticate user identities securely while still maintaining convenience. 

Final Thoughts 

The year 2023 will bring numerous changes and technological advancements in the field of cybersecurity. Enterprises will need to embrace the latest technologies to stay ahead of the evolving cyber threats. Businesses should also invest in a dedicated cybersecurity professional on staff to anticipate and respond to cyber threats. 

By partnering with Jarvis Rose, you won’t risk falling behind in the global competition for cybersecurity talent. 

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