Predictions for Cybersecurity in 2023

January 19, 2023

As cyberattacks become more prevalent, the need for effective cybersecurity solutions is elevated. Organizations that invest in cybersecurity will see high returns as cyberattacks cost organizations billions of dollars annually. There will be even more cost and risk if cybersecurity is not an important focus of your organization. Predictions for cybersecurity in the coming year can help you plan for a more secure digital future.

Here are our top predictions for 2023:

Attacks will Increase

Cybersecurity threats will continue to increase in attacks per second through 2023, according to Veracode’s Predictions for the Future of Cybersecurity. In fact, Veracode expects that the number of attacks per second will reach more than 8,000 by the end of the year, owing to a number of factors including more people using the internet and the rapid expansion of AI and machine learning. These technologies can help make attacks more effective and more complex. As more data is used to make smarter decisions, it can be used to improve security.

AI will be used for the Defense

AI will continue to be used for defense in 2023 to help improve threat detection and to strengthen security. It will also help organizations defend their networks and data. AI can also assist in identifying vulnerabilities so organizations can be notified of potential attacks. For example, AI can be used to help detect anomalies in network traffic. This could be an indication that a cybersecurity breach is occurring. AI can also be used to detect malicious files. It can recognize patterns in files to determine if they are dangerous. This could help organizations prevent attacks before they occur.

Data and Machine Learning will be used for Offense

AI will continue to be used for defense, but it will also be used for offense. This can result in more sophisticated attacks because attackers will use AI that has been trained to make the best decisions. Machine learning will also become more significant in cyberattacks. This trend will allow organizations to make use of consumer devices or equipment that is used by end users, including cameras, microphones, or other devices that can be used to pick up keystrokes. While AI and machine learning will primarily be used for offensive efforts, AI can be used defensively to detect an attack and help notify an organization of potential threats.

New Technologies will be Created

There will be no shortage of new technologies in the cybersecurity field to help organizations strengthen their defenses. There will also be new technologies that are used for attack prevention and detection such as cameras and sensors that can detect potential attacks. New technologies will help detect unauthorized access to data. This can include technologies used to monitor keystrokes or read out data. New solutions that improve operations will continue to evolve. For example, technologies that help to improve incident response times, including using computer vision to identify when attackers have used an endpoint will help to ease the pressure of responding to incidents.

Bottom Line

While the threats and risks posed by cybersecurity will continue to increase, the cybersecurity landscape will also be transformed by the emergence of new technologies. These include AI, machine learning, sensor technology, and more. Investments in cybersecurity will be rewarded, as organizations will have more capacity to detect threats, prevent access to data, and respond to attacks.

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