2023 Cybersecurity Predictions

Cybersecurity faces challenges and threats each year, and 2023 is no exception. While aggressive ransomware methods and the exploitation of data breaches are growing, the rapid advancements in AI are already being exploited, from ChatGPT to the expanding usage of Deep Fake technologies. Many organisations continue migrating to the cloud, and remote/distributed working is now the norm. However, employees must still be included in protecting the office network perimeter. Criminals are still trying to take advantage of the vast access that corporate devices and VPNs still offer. Given the growing skills gap and the likelihood of a global recession, underfunded IT teams will likely continue to struggle to deliver digital transformation while securing more complex environments. 

To better comprehend some of the growing dangers we might see over the following year, we’ve compiled the cybersecurity forecasts for 2023 from our vendors and other sources in the industry in this post.

Trend Micro

People have taken upon new forms of contactless technology, and goverments and businesses have been shifting more into the cloud over the past few years. Businesses’ digital footprints and attack surfaces grow, creating security gaps that cybercriminals eagerly search to exploit. These criminals are developing logical, professional business strategies to increase their revenues.


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Similar to previous years, 2022 was a challenging year for cybersecurity. The Costa Rican government was threatened with overthrow by the ransomware group Conti. This different cybercriminal gang improved the social engineering attack vector and exposed confidential information all year. Microsoft, Nvidia, Uber, Globant, and several other major tech businesses were targets of Lapsus$.

Contrast Security

Cybersecurity mayhem is anticipated: Tom Kellermann, SVP of Cyber Strategy at Contrast Security, predicts that serverless malware like Denonia will increase and that Twitter will be used as a launchpad for cyberattacks in 2023.


Inquiring about their predictions for the state of cybersecurity in 2023, Radware contacted a number of their clients.


Organisations must adopt a forward-thinking strategy for cybersecurity in a time of economic uncertainty and geopolitical upheaval to stay one step ahead and prevent expensive breaches. Email and endpoint security are necessary because email is the main threat channel. 

Check Point

The top security priorities for organisations in the upcoming year will include hacktivism, deep fakes, attacks on business communication platforms, new legal requirements, and pressure to reduce complexity.


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Geopolitical upheaval and a growing online assault surface in 2022 helped rise to several topics in the cyber landscape. Governmental entities, supply chains, and IOT devices were all the targets of high-profile campaigns aimed against infrastructures linked to opposing ideologies. Attacks by cybercriminals against weak targets have become more sophisticated, with DDoS, ransomware, and hacking for a good cause frequently making news. Governments worldwide started enacting laws and regulations to counter the growing threats brought on by cyberattacks on large and small organisations.


Business leaders will be let down if they anticipate post-pandemic operations to return to normal this year. The new normal will consist of ongoing disruption, a lack of resources, and increased cybercrime. As a result, security managers will be in the limelight, and risk will be the guiding principle for 2023. Every day, external attacks and unprotected data put businesses in danger. Many people are unaware that their company is a target. But with only one adjustment to their security posture, companies may drastically cut or even eliminate the danger. Your company could lessen the threat posed by these trends by searching externally for data leaks and threats.


Staying educated about new advances and cutting-edge trends is crucial in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of risk management. To develop and implement advanced risk management frameworks that measurably improve security performance, governance, and business outcomes, you require deep domain experience. 

How can Excelien help

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