Top five cyber threats you should know about in 2023
2022 is now behind us, and we look forward to 2023 and everything the new year will bring, both good and bad. The past year has brought security threats in all shapes and sizes and unfortunately it often takes a threat or security breach to shed light on the security gaps in an organization. A new year means a new start and now is an opportune moment to secure your organization against future cyber threats. Let’s look at the most common security threats that we think will dominate the new year.
Top five cyber threats
- When the pandemic hit back in 2020 most organizations started working from home, which gave way for new security risks. The trend of working from home is here to stay. Employees working remotely, they are increasingly likely to work in teams where everyone doesn’t know one another. This makes them prone to fall victim for impersonation scams. Furthermore, remote workers connect to networks with non-secured devices that can lead to phishing attacks.
- Ransomware will continue to rise in 2023 with attacks being more targeted at certain industries including finance, education, energy and more. Attackers typically extort revenue from organizations by hacking and withholding encrypted files and data. Even though ransomware could seem like old news, it has had a 41% rise alone in 2022.
- Attackers scan for vulnerabilities in devices and try to connect with non-standard ports. IoT threats relies on organizations use of internet connected devices to extract data.
- Human error has been and still is the primary reason for data breaches in an organization. A thoughtless error by an employee can cost an organization millions of data, which makes it essential to train workers in cyber safety to safeguard data. Cases of social engineering is also still rising fast and is the most difficult kind of attack to prevent from a technical perspective.
- The cloud potentially poses a security risk, if not managed correctly. More companies move data to the cloud, and even tough cloud applications including Google and Microsoft have safety measures in place, it is still the end-user that pose a risk for falling victim for malicious software.
Start 2023 off on the right foot with a risk analysis, which will help you secure your organization from potential cyber threats lurking in the new year. If you need help to start a risk analysis, we are more than happy to get you going. Feel free to reach out to us.
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