Cybercriminals are growing more advanced, making new threats emerge constantly. Here are 10 cybersecurity menaces both individuals and organizations should watch for and safeguard against in 2023
Cybercriminals are developing more advanced, targeted ransomware designed to extort high-value organizations like hospitals, schools and businesses. Ransomware-as-a-service lowers the barrier for mass attacks.
Threat actors infiltrate the networks and software of vendors and partners to use their connections and distribute malware to intended targets. Companies need to vet suppliers and limit third-party access.
As more data and applications move to the cloud, hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in APIs, web apps and containers to steal data or install cryptojacking malware. Proper configuration and access controls are key.
Cybercriminals are using AI for more effective social engineering, creating deepfakes of executives, analyzing vulnerabilities, and automating phishing and hacking at scale. Defenses like AI-enabled behavioral analysis can help.
Future quantum computers may be able to break current cryptography and decrypt sensitive data. Migrating to quantum-safe encryption provides long-term protection.
Highly targeted, personalized phishing scams use psychological tricks and spoofed websites to evade detection. Ongoing security awareness training helps protect employees.
Hackers exploit vulnerabilities in unsecured IoT devices like smart home tech and connected cameras to create botnets and steal user data. Proper IoT security hygiene is essential.
By compromising domain registrars or DNS settings, attackers can redirect traffic to fake phishing sites. Securing DNS infrastructure and using DNS filtering prevents this.
Employees, contractors or partners can intentionally or accidentally steal data, hold systems hostage with ransomware, or sabotage networks. Limiting access rights and monitoring can help reduce risks.
Hackers steal credentials through phishing then use them in automated credential stuffing or brute force attacks. Multifactor authentication and password managers block these attempts.
With cybercriminals growing more sophisticated, individuals and organizations must implement layered defenses to minimize risk. Tracking emerging threats helps focus security efforts on the latest attack vectors.