Much of the world is already online- from individual entities to small and large organizations. Cybersecurity trends are more than just articles you read and forget. With a significant part of our day-to-day lives relying on the digital landscape, the need to know and understand the value of cybersecurity becomes even more apparent with time. And with the year coming to a close, businesses are again gearing up to adapt to the parallel shift in technology and set up an offense and defense strategy strong enough to protect assets from classic and complex attacks. 

Five Cybersecurity Trends in 2023

According to Gartner analysts, organizations that adopt a cybersecurity network architecture can potentially reduce the financial costs of security risks by almost 90%. With this forecast in mind, it only makes sense that businesses prepare for what may and will come in 2023. Here are five cybersecurity trends to watch out for next year:

1. Zero-Trust Security Adoption

Traditional security systems are rooted in the principle that certain access levels within an organization can be trusted. By employing a zero-trust security network, authentication and verification methods are set up with the assumption that nothing and no one can be trusted. This type of security system prevents threat actors from moving laterally or upward once they can penetrate a vulnerability in the network.

2. Remote Work Cybersecurity Protocols

The pandemic has forced companies to employ remote or hybrid work setups. With people moving from office-based to work-from-home and some even using their personal devices, it will be up to an organization’s security team to implement periodical checks and require connected devices to comply with specific preventative measures. Security solutions like Endpoint Detection and Response will notify your cybersecurity officers when risks or threats are perceived, thus allowing better response times even on remote work setups. 

3. Continuous Rise of the Internet of Things

IoT devices, from smartwatches, to voice assistants, will continue to develop and innovate in 2023. With connected devices posing a larger vulnerability, next year will put extreme focus on security and privacy, so breaches will not result in data compromise scenarios that penetrate from one touchpoint and affect anything and everything connected to it.

4. Corporate-Client Security Transparency

The third quarter of 2022 saw a staggering 108.9 million accounts breached; that’s 70% higher than the previous quarter. With big tech brands like Microsoft or Twitter experiencing various types of data breaches this year, it only makes sense that the general market is starting to demand more transparency regarding how corporations and organizations use and secure their data.

5. Passwordless Access Management

Enterprises and customers will find passwordless authentication the best way to protect their digital data and assets from social engineering attacks like phishing and malicious malware. Modern authentication can be true or semi-passwordless, but both are grounded on the idea of employing multiple verification levels in addition to PIN and passcodes, such as One-Time-PINs or biometrics, before being able to access a certain system. 

The list of cybersecurity trends will surely grow longer as we come closer to the end of 2022. To ensure you have the necessary security solutions in place, reach out to our experts here at SecureBrain. From vulnerability assessment tools to fraud detection, we can assist you in building a stronger and more robust defense system.