Let's see what the most important trends will be in 2023. The first year of SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) promises to be quite eventful as there is a lot of buzz around this solution

The first year of SASE

Forbes magazine has released the 2023 forecast for Cybersecurity. It did so by consulting IT security experts and suppliers of Cybersecurity goods and services. So let's see what the most important trends will be in 2023.

The first year of SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) promises to be quite eventful as there is a lot of buzz around this solution. Businesses are eager to take advantage of the edge technology of secure access service, which enables more efficient and secure data management. SASE access runs on a cloud-distributed platform that securely connects users, systems, endpoints and other resources.

Adoption of Zero Trust


However, the Zero Trust technique is not fully used. But the most advanced and modern platforms are already making use of it. Additionally, there needs to be more widespread acceptance of the concept of Zero Trust in cybersecurity. This is encouraged by the fact that newer security platforms and tools are using it, but it is still an education and culture issue that will take time to be properly adopted. Zero trust isn't the end game of cybersecurity, but it's still a critical part of your overall security strategy.

Increase in targeted ransomware


Ransomware can be spread in two main ways: randomly or with a specific goal in mind. In recent months, reports have pointed to an increase in unique ransomware used to target particular technology infrastructures, proving that targeted attacks are more effective. Large companies that can't stand a sustained outage have become victims of these attacks. To avoid similar attacks, entities such as businesses, governments and essential service providers need to be vigilant and ensure they have adequate security measures in place, such as environmental security, a breach recovery plan and an ongoing assurance system. of security and compliance.

Cybersecurity policies


Last year, the cyber insurance industry was severely impacted as the costs of incident recovery and ransomware fell on insurance companies. As a result, premiums have increased significantly and new cybersecurity compliance standards have been established prior to policy inception. In the US, the executive branch of the federal government is closely monitoring cybersecurity laws and initiatives. This would involve among other things the addition of new pre-compliance criteria. It will certainly be an interesting year.

Attacks on the space industry


Information technology, computers and networks play a vital role in the satellite, aeronautical and space travel industries. Cybercriminals keep an eye on the evolution of the facts and look for potential attack opportunities.

As for satellites, their number has exploded in the last 5 years, registering a 60% increase. Apart from the excessive crowding in space, there are fears that with the launch of satellites by technologically less skilled people, a breach could be opened this year for hackers to attempt to create an accident involving a satellite, a launch center, network or communication system.

Traumatic events in the cryptocurrency market


Cryptocurrencies have encountered several problems that have worried investors and tarnished their reputation. A recent cyberattack on Binance, a well-known cryptocurrency exchange, caused the loss of $100 million. Furthermore, the failure of the FTX Exchange has raised questions about the security of the cryptographic environment. If a hacking incident were to occur, it could be the final blow to cryptocurrencies which may no longer seem like a credible financial choice.

No more insider threats


It can be difficult to prove that an insider knowingly facilitated a cyber-attack, however it is expected that in 2023 it will be easier to identify any insider who caused harm from within.

Statistics say that unfortunately one of the primary causes of a hacking attack has been human negligence. Everyone can make mistakes, but corporate malice and complicity with criminals is something else, as well as being a very serious crime. It is therefore a priority for companies to be able to unmask their internal criminals. It is certain that organizations that have experienced a cyber attack will begin to adopt far-reaching security systems that include the collection of digital evidence and the application of ruthless disciplinary activities against these terrible characters.

Growing risk of 5G and APIs


The 5G high-speed mobile network has added a whole new dimension to the existing risks. It is well known that for every hardware and software integration, from cloud to apps, from apps to ecosystems and so on, it is necessary to integrate an API. This vulnerability is like a big business opportunity for hackers. In order to avoid serious security breaches it is essential to ensure security at the infrastructure, network and application levels. With the increase in vulnerable APIs, weakness in IoT security, and 5G connectivity, it won't take long for hackers to cause a major incident. That's why it's recommended to improve API security.

Big violations, big fines


If a company suffers a cyber attack, the repercussions will be very serious, as it will not only suffer the damage caused by hackers, but will also have to pay a fine. Compliance standards laws focused on protecting against attacks are being introduced in the US. These regulations are becoming more stringent, especially with regards to fines, which are expected to be large for any organization that has not prepared to defend itself against an attack.

Simplify information security products


In the past, cybersecurity companies were known to diversify their products and offer distinct features to make them more secure. For example, they had separate brands such as EDR, A/V, Firewall, IDS, IPS and DLP, etc. However, research has revealed that organizations are now aiming for a simpler approach to cybersecurity. To maximize efficiency, it makes more sense to have fewer variants and more built-in functions.

Linux is not invulnerable


Despite its historic immunity to malicious attacks, the Linux operating system won't be able to avoid danger forever. Linux has kept itself secure thanks to the distinct functioning of its systems, established standards, and its efficient performance. However, experienced security personnel never thought that Linux was harmless. If we ask ourselves if something extraordinary can last indefinitely, unfortunately it is not. It's only a matter of time before that happens.

Political hacking


Nowadays, cyber warfare is one of the most effective and cost-effective warfare tactics. It involves a myriad of strategies such as leaking confidential information, hacking the supply chain, breaching security, and stealing trade secrets. This type of warfare has become an integral element of international espionage, and in 2022 we have witnessed it. It is of the utmost importance to remain vigilant and continue to combat ever-evolving cyber threats on a global scale. The growing number of nations engaging in cyber warfare has made it a top national security priority, and it can have a huge impact on a country's preparedness for conventional armed conflict.

Commitment to Cybersecurity


There's nothing worse than being caught by surprise by a cyber attack and not knowing how to handle it, or realizing that your technology team could have prevented it with the right cybersecurity tools and protocols. We take seriously the commitment to properly plan our cybersecurity and use the advantages of the most advanced technologies to be prepared for the challenges that await us in 2023.

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