Top Vulnerabilities and Cybersecurity Trends You Should Know!

Cybersecurity trends

With digital transformation taking hold across all business segments of the modern-day internet-driven world, all organizations prioritize cybersecurity by making it their primary concern. 

All business organizations rely on internet connection and computerized systems to protect data from unauthorized access and various online attacks while managing daily operations. However, safeguarding data is much more of a challenge than most businesses can handle. 

Continuous changes in technology and ever-shifting trends make coping hard for companies. In addition, business organizations have new hack attacks, ransomware, data breaches, and other online threats to worry about. 

With that in mind, here’s the latest list of top cybersecurity trends by JFrog that every company should keep in mind.

Automotive hacking is here to stay

Modern vehicles come with advanced features, AI-enabled services, and automation for seamless connectivity with enhanced driver assistance, self-service systems, airbags, engine timing, door lock, and cruise control. 

Cars now use internet connection and Bluetooth technologies to maintain functionality and communication. However, that also makes them vulnerable to hack attacks and cybersecurity threats. 

Hackers and cybercriminals can use their tools and technologies to gain control of vehicles or eavesdrop on vehicle owners and their conversations. While this may not sound important to an average car owner, consider eavesdropping on an important CEO and their business communications. 

With the proper equipment, cybercriminals could snatch vital data, even company secrets, if the CEO isn’t careful enough. Such threats may rise in 2023. 

The dark side of artificial intelligence 

Artificial intelligence is the most revolutionary technology in the world. It’s present in all private, business, and market segments. AI uses advanced technologies such as machine learning and natural language processing to lay the foundations for building life-changing solutions across global industries. 

So far, AI has been at the forefront of next-gen and innovative solutions such as automatic threat detection, face recognition, and automated security. However, just as AI helped to usher in a new era for cybersecurity, it also helped cybercriminals develop smart hacking tools and innovative cyber attacks. 

They can bypass the latest security measures and breach data management protocols. Thankfully, AI can help mitigate most online risks by predicting potential threats and detecting attacks before they escalate.

Mobile attacks will become more frequent

According to a report from 2019, mobile malware attacks are up by 50% and show no signs of stopping. Threats like mobile banking malware and corporate botnet infections are targeting an increasing number of mobile users. 

In other words, hackers have developed a knack for smartphones and mobile devices. All your messages, emails, financial data, photos, and other information may help hackers to threaten your privacy and personal security. 

Cloud starts showing signs of vulnerability

With more business organizations migrating to the cloud, the cloud-based virtual environment becomes increasingly prone to cyber-attacks. Businesses must invest time, effort, and resources in continuous system monitoring to safeguard data against breaches, leaks, and loss. 

Although the leading cloud-native apps like Microsoft and Google have top-grade end-to-end security features, the user is the problem. The user end is an ideal target for cybercriminals as they can identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities and use them as entry points for phishing attacks, malicious software, and more.

Data breaches will increase

Data is and will continue to be the primary concern for companies worldwide. Every company invests heavily in cybersecurity to safeguard sensitive data and critical digital assets. Even the tiniest bug or flaw in your system can lead to catastrophic consequences. 

Minor software or system browser flaws can expose your entire corporate infrastructure to cyber threats, ranging from leaking employees’ personal information to losing business secrets. 

Targeted ransomware

Targeted ransomware has quickly become one of the leading cybersecurity vulnerabilities in 2023. Cybercriminals use the most advanced hacking tools and techniques to target industries that rely heavily on specific software solutions to maintain their daily operations.

They fully inspect the particular solution to identify any weaknesses and exploit them to snatch valuable data, business secrets, digital assets, financial credentials, medical records, and more.

Conclusion

Since companies now prioritize infrastructure security over other aspects of their organizations, the sooner you get ahead of cybersecurity trends, the better. Digital transformation brings numerous advantages for modern-day business organizations. However, it also bears many risks. 

That’s why cybersecurity IT professionals are among the highest-paid experts in the IT industry. Upgrading your cybersecurity game and infrastructure is paramount to your business staying afloat and competitive.

Cybersecurity trends article and permission to publish here provided by AS Frances. Originally written for Supply Chain Game Changer and published on February 24, 2023. 

One thought on “Top Vulnerabilities and Cybersecurity Trends You Should Know!”

  1. The discussion on emerging trends like cloud security, supply chain risks, and the Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities is particularly relevant in today’s interconnected world. The article serves as a reminder for organizations to stay vigilant, adapt their security strategies, and invest in proactive measures to safeguard their digital assets. Very good article it provides valuable insights into the evolving landscape of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. 🙂

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