The Cybersecurity Brief 2023

January 13, 2023

The Cybersecurity Brief 2023 is a look at the trends that are set to shape the security environment in the coming years. It discusses threats such as Ransomware, Malware and Phishing. It also talks about challenges such as the changing security technology stack and adopting a new approach to cybersecurity.


Malware is a type of malicious software designed to attack computer systems. It can be anything from a simple virus to an invasive Trojan. It’s designed to disrupt normal operation and can delete entire hard drives or corrupt data.

As the security industry is changing, hackers are adapting and shifting their tactics. For example, they are increasingly focusing on enterprises rather than consumers.

This means that companies need to be able to identify and protect against these threats. The emergence of organized groups is driving cross-platform malware development. By combining a few security features, businesses can mitigate this threat.

Another major threat in the cybersecurity space is ransomware. This malware lockdowns victims’ devices and prevents access to their data until a ransom paid. It’s also likely to get worse. In fact, 60% of technology executives expect an increase in ransomware incidents in 2022.


Ransomware is a type of malicious software that locks down a computer, and prevents the user from accessing data and files. The victim asked to pay a ransom to restore the access. The amount of the ransom increases over time, depending on how long the victim fails to pay.

Ransomware can find on virtually any device connected to the internet. As an enterprise, you need to ensure that your employees and other users properly protected. To prevent the spread of malware, you should update your software with the latest security patches.

You also need to implement policies to control remote access. If your organization doesn’t have a policy, you should contact federal law enforcement and other organizations that handle such things.

You may also want to disable Bluetooth or wireless capabilities on your computers. This is especially important if you have multiple devices on your network.


Phishing is one of the most common cyber attack vectors. This type of social engineering uses fraudulent emails and websites to steal personal information.

These types of attacks can target to specific individuals or to entire organizations. They are design to steal valuable data and can be devastating to the organization.

The main goal of a phishing attack is to convince the victim to visit a website. To do this, a criminal will pose as a trusted company or person. This can done through email, text messages, or a physical mail.

The best way to protect yourself from phishing is to educate your employees about security. They need to train to spot the signs of a phishing attack and to report them to the right IT personnel.

The Cybersecurity Brief 2023 – Rethinking the security technology stack

While the cybersecurity industry is still evolving, it is moving away from the traditional, static approach. The latest technologies will help security leaders to better understand the threats and vulnerabilities that face their organizations.

The ability to effectively secure your digital supply chain has become a top priority for security teams. In fact, a recent survey found that 45% of organizations will experience an attack on their software supply chain by 2025.

A well-designed cybersecurity strategy can include both context-specific and network-based controls to achieve a high degree of flexibility and effectiveness. This allows the organisation to deliver a holistic and consistent level of security, even across different environments.

The best way to keep your enterprise safe is to keep your guard up. This means not only securing your internal networks, but also the devices your employees use daily.

Challenges of adopting a new approach to cybersecurity

In 2022, organizations will face new challenges as they adopt a new approach to cybersecurity. These changes will force a new strategic mindset and require organizations to address key issues and develop greater resiliency. Those who fail to adopt a more strategic approach to cybersecurity may find themselves caught off guard by more sophisticated attacks and an increase in the number of lateral movement attacks.

Supply chain attacks will become a more viable threat vector in 2022. These attacks can amplify the reach and impact of an attack. In addition, they provide new opportunities for cybercriminals.

The rise of cloud adoption has also created new threat vectors for cyber threat actors. As more companies migrate to the cloud, cybercriminals are adapting tactics and methods to this new environment. They will be able to access extended ecosystems and exploit misconfigured enterprise APIs.

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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