Cyber Security Forecast 2023

January 11, 2023

The cyber security industry is undergoing a transformation that will be a game changer for everyone involved, a forecast for 2023. The evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) will allow data collected for one purpose to be comeled and repurposed. The resulting data will have a wider variety of applications, and can use to protect against targeted cyber-attacks.

Ransomware attacks

Ransomware cyber-attacks are a growing threat. It’s a security concern that’s been on the rise for a decade, but it’s expected to continue through 2023.

Cybercriminals will continue to exploit a lack of basic security measures. If they can make a profit, they will continue to use this type of malware to attack. This is particularly true in the U.S. where local law enforcement turns a blind eye to cyber crime.

While some countries have stepped up their efforts in preventing ransomware attacks, the problem is still real. The cost of such a hack is rising, even for small businesses. The amount of money hackers receive can be significant.

Targeted cyber-attacks affect businesses

A targeted cyber-attack can have an impact on your business in many ways. You may experience a temporary loss in revenue and reputation, as well as an increase in expenses to secure your system. It can also cause legal issues if confidential information made public.

Small businesses are vulnerable to attacks. This is since they have fewer security protections than larger enterprises. Some of the most common types of cybercrime against small companies are malware, social engineering, and ransomware.

A successful cyber-attack can put a small business out of business. In addition to the direct damage, the cost of repairing affected systems and dealing with online criminals can be very high.

AI and ML will allow data collected for one purpose to be comeled and repurposed

In the last five years, both artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies have seen a surge in use. The combination of these technologies promises to help IT teams tackle cyber security threats.

While the promise of AI and ML is to improve cybersecurity, the reality is that they require human intervention. Still, there are a few ways these technologies can make your job easier and more effective.

For instance, AI can automatically analyze large data collections and identify security vulnerabilities and opportunities for improvement within your network. It can also help with threat detection and automate routine security procedures.

Governments, critical infrastructure operators, and businesses with a large international footprint

It’s common for governments, critical infrastructure operators, and businesses with a global footprint to left scratching their heads when it comes to cyber security. The best approach is to be inform and prepared, armed with the tools and resources to ensure the safety of their digital assets and customer data. This includes a proper cyber budget and a good understanding of the risks and potential rewards associated with your business’s informational assets.

Keeping tabs on the latest cybersecurity innovations and technologies is no small feat. One such initiative is Kaspersky’s annual security bulletin. This project led by experts who prepare industry-specific forecasts. These accompanied by an accompanying list of noteworthy trends and events that will have a measurable effect on the global IT landscape in the coming years.

CISOs need to rethink “temporary” arrangements

The transition to remote work has led to an increase in the load on information security. The demand for cybersecurity has changed the way businesses approach the issue. CISOs should make sure that their companies have sufficient levels of protection against spam, viruses, DDoS attacks, and other types of cyber threats.

In addition, new technologies are gaining more ground, claiming funding from traditional security solutions. This trend expected to continue through the year. The development of 5G communications will further boost the power of botnet attacks.

Many companies are now experiencing a shortage of experienced information security specialists. They need to combine technical and analytical skills to assess information security risks. The situation expected to improve as more organizations start to prioritize information security systems.

Diversity in the cyber security industry

The cybersecurity industry is facing many challenges, including lack of diversity in the workforce. This problem has been an ongoing challenge for the industry. It is important to recognize the benefits of diversity to enhance the overall performance of the cybersecurity community.

While the industry has made a lot of progress over the past few years, it still plagued by a talent shortage. This shortage can make it difficult for minority groups to advance within the field.

One way to address this issue is to create more diverse teams. Having different perspectives on problems can lead to more innovative solutions. It can also help teams avoid making errors, and it can increase creativity.

Ammar Fakhruddin


Ammar brings in 18 years of experience in strategic solutions and product development in Public Sector, Oil & Gas and Healthcare organizations. He loves solving complex real world business and data problems by bringing in leading-edge solutions that are cost effective, improve customer and employee experience. At Propelex he focuses on helping businesses achieve digital excellence using Smart Data & Cybersecurity solutions.

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