Cybersecurity trends to watch out in 2023

Cybersecurity technology, like the online world itself, is a constantly evolving entity. In just one year alone, it can be hard to keep track of all the new threats and technologies that have emerged—and even more difficult to predict what trends might emerge in the future. That’s why we’ve identified some cybersecurity trends to watch out for over the next 12 months.

Neumetric, a cybersecurity products and services organisation, provides Information Security services that helps organisations achieve compliance and certifications with the regulations (such as EU GDPR) and standards (such as ISO 27001) that are applicable to them and required to comply with. During this process of becoming compliant, Neumetric ensures that it improves your overall security posture significantly which in-turn helps you defend against cyber attacks effectively and efficiently. Now that you know what security standards and regulations help you  improve your Organisation’s security, let us look at some of the cybersecurity trends to watch out for 2023. 

More security automation.

As attacks become more sophisticated and time-sensitive, the need for efficient security solutions is ever-increasing. Automated solutions are central to ensuring that your team has the tools it needs to keep up with attackers and protect your infrastructure. By automating key processes, you can focus on higher-level tasks such as learning about new threats or developing incident response plans—rather than spending hours every week on routine tasks.

Automation also makes it easier to respond quickly in the event of an attack: by removing manual steps from security processes like incident identification, you can limit the amount of time spent reacting to threats while still maintaining strong defences against them. Automation makes it much easier to detect intrusions before they result in damage or loss. Many cybersecurity providers offer real-time detection capabilities that go beyond the traditional Security Information and Event Management systems [SIEMs]. By providing early warning signs for potential breaches—whether through automated vulnerability scans or through advanced machine learning algorithms—you can minimise downtime from incidents caused by external threats like ransomware or insider attacks on sensitive data.

Increased focus on the supply chain.

The supply chain is a complex, long chain of suppliers and manufacturers. In addition to being vulnerable to cyberattacks, the supply chain needs to be secure at all levels in order for companies to take advantage of the latest cybersecurity technology. How does this happen? It starts with Organisations working with their partners and vendors from the beginning of their design process. If a company only focuses on security when the product is done, it will not be able to fully realise its potential as a cyber-secure product or service in today’s market environment.

Expanded IoT security standards.

The IoT security standards have been evolving in the last few years, with a focus on network protection, encryption, device protection and authentication, software protection and patching. Standards now also include more attention on privacy and data protection of connected devices.

With an increasing number of connected devices being used in homes and businesses across the globe, it is important to ensure that these devices are secure from attacks by cybercriminals. With so many new IoT security standards coming into effect, there is a need for companies to adapt their IT infrastructure and processes accordingly.

Quantum-safe cryptography standards.

Quantum computing is the next big thing in technology. It represents a massive threat to current encryption methods and requires the development of quantum-safe cryptography standards. These standards will be extremely important for data security and privacy, so it’s critical that you have the right people in place to make sure they are implemented properly.

A new wave of tech-savvy employees.

There is a new wave of tech-savvy employees who are looking for more from their employers. The workforce today is very different from the one we have been familiar with in the past. They have a different mindset, they’re open to change, they’re demanding and independent.

As employees become more experienced and knowledgeable about technology trends, companies should cater to their needs accordingly. For example, if an employee has been working for your company for many years and knows how things work behind the scenes at that particular company’s offices, make sure you keep them happy by giving them some time off so they can spend quality time with their families without feeling guilty about not coming into work while also ensuring that they are available when needed.

The rise of privacy-focused cybersecurity technology.

Privacy is a growing concern for many people, and it’s one that can be seen in various aspects of cybersecurity. If you have ever used the Tor browser or downloaded Signal, you’ve likely seen this first hand. Privacy-focused cybersecurity technology is a growing trend that aims to protect personal information from government overreach and corporate data collection efforts. The rise of privacy-focused cybersecurity technology has been fueled by scandals like Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and China’s social credit system, which uses facial recognition tech to track citizens’ whereabouts and behaviour.

In short: privacy-focused tech isn’t just about protecting your online anonymity (though that is an important part). It also protects your physical identity from possibly being used against you by corporations or governments who want to track where you go or what you do online.

Cybersecurity needs to change as often as the hackers do

Because the field of cybersecurity is constantly evolving, you know that keeping up-to-date on all new trends and developments is essential. New threats appear all the time and hackers are always looking for new ways to exploit security vulnerabilities. It is also important to understand that it can be difficult for Organisations to keep up with cybercrime trends.

So what does this mean for you? It’s simple: You need to adapt your approach as often as hackers do—and with the pace of change in technology today, this means constantly updating your knowledge base and skillset.

Conclusion

Cybersecurity is a constantly changing field, and being aware of the latest trends in order to stay ahead of them is extremely important. There are many different ways that hackers can make their attacks more difficult to detect, and they’re always coming up with new methods for doing so. This means that your Organisation must stay on its toes when it comes to cybersecurity measures such as password strength requirements or two-factor authentication. 

Neumetric, a cybersecurity products and services organisation, provides Information Security services that helps organisations achieve compliance and certifications with the regulations (such as EU GDPR) and standards (such as ISO 27001) that are applicable to them and required to comply with. During this process of becoming compliant, Neumetric ensures that it improves your overall security posture significantly which in-turn helps you defend against cyber attacks effectively and efficiently.


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