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What Experts Predict for Cybersecurity in 2023 Featured

As the year winds down, ’tis the season for cybersecurity experts to deliver their best guesses of what’s to come in 2023.

2023 calendar g827886717 640Speaking with VentureBeat, Deloitte’s U.S. cyber crisis management leader, Mary Galligan, said that boards of directors will increasingly need to step up their oversight of cybersecurity, particularly in light of recent SEC proposals around governance and risk management.

Deloitte’s U.S. cyber IoT leader, Wendy Frank, added that leading organizations will put a big emphasis on the security of connected devices. That, she said, means “establishing or updating related policies and procedures, updating inventories of their IoT-connected devices, monitoring and patching devices, honing both device procurement and disposal practices with security in mind, correlating IoT and IT networks [and] monitoring connected devices more closely.”

As organizations adopt newer technologies like IoT, blockchain, 5G, and quantum computing, meanwhile, the sustainability of those initiatives will depend on maintaining proper cybersecurity, said Kieran Norton, Deloitte’s U.S. transformation and emerging technology leader in cyber & strategic risk.

Deloitte analysts also predicted more focus on data security and privacy, “future-forward readiness,” and organizational resilience. Plus, complex supply chain issues and a talent shortage were forecast to continue. Indeed, speaking separately with VentureBeat, Gartner VP analyst Richard Bartley said that cybersecurity in the year ahead will be ruled by supply chain and geopolitical risks. These concerns, he said, put “enterprises and their supply chains at increased risk for malware attacks, attacks on cloud infrastructure, attacks on system integrity and availability, such as distributed denial of service (DDoS), and data theft or loss.”

Gartner VP analyst Patrick Hevesi, meanwhile, said that cybersecurity mesh architectures (CSMAs)—unified cybersecurity platforms built out by large security vendors and defined by their underlying data lake-oriented capabilities—will help organizations streamline cybersecurity. Gartner VP analyst Thomas Lintemuth added that organizations will increasingly continue to adopt zero-trust architecture.

Elsewhere, Radware cloud security manager Eyal Arazi listed his top 2023 cloud security prediction on SpiceWorks: “Cloud Security Will Become Synonymous With Cyber Security.” He wrote, “Given that most applications are now deployed in the cloud, protecting those applications and workloads will no longer be a dedicated or separate discipline within cybersecurity at large.”

Finally, predictions from CyberWire range from such topics as geopolitics, ransomware, crypto, and automation to IoT, deepfakes, economic recession, supply chains and labor markets.

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