Cybersecurity Trends for 2023

If there’s one key takeaway from 2022, it’s that cybersecurity is essential to business success. Stories about cyberattacks and security breaches make headlines almost every day.

In response to this ever-increasing security threat, we’ve rounded up some of the cybersecurity trends for 2023 that every business should keep an eye on.

Let’s look into these trends.

1. Mobile Devices Are Target

In 2019, 50% of cyberattacks and malware targeted mobile devices, making them a top target for scammers and hackers. The financial transactions, emails, photos and messages can be easily targeted. This trend will only increase in the upcoming year requiring businesses and individuals to be extra vigilant.

2. Privacy-First Policies

The compliance landscape will shift to privacy policies than information security. The increasingly huge number of legislations have been aimed at improving privacy. Governments have adopted stringent privacy regulations and encourage businesses to do the same.

As Google has ended its third-party cookie policy and moved to a privacy sandbox, businesses must also begin formulating privacy-first policies to assure consumers’ and users’ confidentiality.

3. Password-Free Future

It’s not a novel idea, but it sure is an answer to phishing problems businesses face. Password-free future will change the way access rights work. It will enable phishing-resistant identity verification.

This approach will benefit both customers and organizations by strengthening security and eliminating password and credential breaches. The password-less approach allows people to quickly and effortlessly access services without having to reset and change credentials.

4. Increased IoT Risks

According to some estimates, an average human will connect and interact with an IoT (internet of things) device every 18 seconds by 2025. This means more security measures are needed to protect these interactions.

As the IoT landscape has grown over the past decade, so has the cybersecurity risk. To secure endpoints and mitigate vulnerabilities, businesses will need to focus on cybersecurity policies for IoT devices in 2023.

5. Bridge Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Part of the reason most cybersecurity breaches occur is due to skill gaps. The lack of security culture and the inability of employees to distinguish between authentic and fake emails often compromise security protocols within organizations.

In 2023, more businesses will bridge the cybersecurity skills gap by hiring, training and retaining cyber talent. There’s a 3.4 million skill gap, and businesses need to secure their cyber talent to grow and optimize operations for the future.

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Prepare for these cybersecurity trends for 2023 with SunRiver IT. We’re Nashville-based IT security consulting team offering cybersecurity and IT compliance services to small and mid-sized businesses. Contact us for further details.