2023 IT Security Predictions From Professionals Who Live It Every Day

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We’re now in the fourth quarter, which means leaves are changing color, kids are creating lofty shopping lists, and their moms are pulling the winter clothes from storage. Oh, and a slew of prognosticators are compiling 2023 prediction lists for December distribution.

To beat the prediction rush, Radware reached out to several of our customers to find out what they think 2023 will bring to light in the world of cybersecurity. So, before you find out who prognosticators are predicting to win the World Cup or which movie will win the Oscar for best picture, read the following to be ahead of the curve, at least concerning cybersecurity.

2023—What Lies Ahead

Rajesh Garg is the executive vice president and chief digital officer, head of cybersecurity, at Yotta Infrastructure Solutions, LLP.

“Over 30% of company boards will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee that’s overseen by a qualified board member. Also,” continues Rajesh, “more than 30% of enterprises will deploy cloud-based security web gateways, cloud access security brokers, and zero trust networks.”

Diego Del Portillo is an IT infrastructure analyst at Puerto De Barranquilla in Colombia.

“Attacks will continue to become more complex because infrastructures are becoming more complex, as well,” says Diego. “Ten years ago, you could protect your infrastructure with firewalls and antivirus products, but today you need to use many platforms to be safe.

“Companies must strengthen their cybersecurity bench with professionals who have up-to-date skillsets to help address the growing complexity of attacks. For that reason, the focus should be as much on professionals as on technology.”

Ankur Mittal is a senior technical engineer at Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt.

“Deep fakes will become a greater concern because they use AI to mimic human activities. As a result, they can be used to enhance social engineering attacks. And the continued commercialization of advanced applications lowers the bar for creating deep fakes. This could lead to real-time impersonations over voice and video applications that cybercriminals will use to pass biometric analysis. It will pose a significant challenge and secure forms of authentication like voiceprints and facial recognition will need to be implemented.”

Adrian Ocampo is an IT security consultant with IT-Security.

According to Adrian, “There will be a significant growth in biometric authentication methods as the only way to access, among other things, mobile applications and email.

“Unfortunately, the growth of ransomware attacks will continue. And,” continued Adrian, “there will be an increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make insightful decisions about IT security solutions.”

German Andres Guitierrez is the presales engineer of networks and cybersecurity at Procibernetica S.A. in Colombia.

“There will be a continued need to strengthen security for mobile devices,” said German. “Advanced and sophisticated attack techniques for mobile devices will increase considerably due to their close proximity to end users and the fact that they are the main resource for creating and processing information and data.

“Also, the use of video conferencing and collaboration platforms will continue to grow due to the ever-increasing mobility and flexibility needed to work remotely.”

Prashant Biswas is a network security engineer at India’s RAH Infotech.

“Large steps continue to be taken in cloud and edge deployments, so companies need to reinvent themselves by providing online-only experiences.

“It will be important to focus on, among other advanced threat actors, zero-day attacks,” continued Prashant. “Unfortunately, they have high success rates. And ransomware will continue to plague companies that aren’t prepared for them or believe their organization won’t be a target.”

Sure, It’s Only a Couple Months Away, But the Time to Act Is Now

Even though we’re a few months from welcoming a new year, the time to strengthen your cybersecurity initiatives, goals and tactics is now. When it comes to reducing your attack surface and enhancing your security posture, companies have no time to lose. Bad actors aren’t going away. Rest assured, they’re working feverishly right now to invent new ways to attack companies of all sizes and from every industry.

Your best first step is to reach out to the cybersecurity professionals at Radware. They have the empirical experience and skillsets to keep customers’ employees and mission-critical data safe. It’s why so many of the most noted companies in the world have relied on Radware for years.

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