In this roundup, we reveal which threat vectors cyber security experts believe will emerge in 2023, as well as their recommendations for mitigating them.
When cyber security professionals were asked, in mid-2022 which threat vectors posed the most dangerous threat to their organizations, 75% said social engineering and phishing. Multiple organizations, including Dropbox, Revolut, Twilio, Uber, LastPass, and Marriott International, have suffered from such attacks since the survey closed, emphasizing the importance of cyber security practitioners remaining vigilant against the phishing threat.
Continue reading to learn about the threat vectors that businesses should be aware of, as well as why it is critical to consult those on the front lines of preventing and mitigating them.
According to market research and consulting firm Acumen Research and Consulting, the global market for artificial intelligence (AI)-based cybersecurity products will be worth US$133.8 billion by 2030, a 798 percent increase from the market’s $14.9 billion in 2021.
According to Cyber Security Hub research, nearly one-fifth (19%) of cyber security professionals report that their companies are investing in cyber security through AI and automation. However, as automation and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) grow in popularity, so will cyber attacks against these digital solutions.
As AI and machine learning have advanced, they have become more fully integrated into smart devices ranging from lightbulbs and speakers to automobiles.
Tina Grant, quality assessor at Aerospheres, a UK-based aerospace company, predicts that cyber attacks on smart devices will primarily affect autonomous devices with multiple points of attack, such as smart cars.
“Today’s automobiles are equipped with automatic features such as airbags, power steering, motor timing, door locks, and adaptive cruise control aid systems,” Grant says. These vehicles connect via Bluetooth and WiFi, which exposes them to a variety of security flaws and hacking threats.
“With more autonomous vehicles on the road in 2023, it is anticipated that attempts to take control of them or listen in on conversations will increase. “Autonomous or self-driving cars use an even more complicated process that necessitates stringent cybersecurity safeguards,” she explains.