As the world becomes more interconnected and technological, so too does the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches. The biggest threat on the horizon may not come from any single act or event, but instead will be how all attacks work together as a cohesive force, taking advantage of every conceivable weakness.
While remarkable strides have been made in terms of mitigating these threats, hackers are constantly creating new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and breach systems. We’re now entering a time where hacking is going to become even more pervasive and insidious — a time where there’ll be new threats at every turn. This post explores what we need to consider going into 2023.
The Rise Of AI-powered Attacks
In the past, hackers were limited to relying on human intelligence, which meant that they had to be very patient to achieve their objectives. While this strategy has served them well over the past few decades, a new wave of technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms are changing how and why hackers act.
The advancement of AI is rapidly evolving from the ability of computers to mimic human actions to the point where computers can operate independently.
What this means for cybercriminals is that machines capable of communicating with each other in real-time and coordinating their activities can perform tasks far beyond what humans could do on their own.
Increasing Reliance on The Cloud
As far as network security goes, the Cloud is a double-edged sword: it’s easy to scale up and tap into so it makes many processes easier transitioning from one service to another. But that also means that any security flaws in the Cloud service provider could become a major issue.
Since reliance on Cloud services has increased dramatically in the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of data breaches, including those from Amazon and Apple, which require companies and consumers to refocus their investment on securing data.
Thankfully, companies like Sonrai Security are working to secure Cloud data and ensure Cloud services are less vulnerable. The benefits of working with the Cloud are simply too valuable to ignore, but we must also do what we can to safeguard our data so that it’s safe, no matter where it’s stored.
IoT Devices As Entry Points
There has been an increase in Internet of Things (IoT) devices being hacked in the past few years, so how hackers can exploit this growing trend could be a cause for concern in the near future.
Hackers no longer need to be as creative with their tactics as they once were, it’s now an open market that they can exploit at any time.
Many companies are working hard to ensure that the risks are minimized though, and as more and more devices come online, it’ll become easier to have a better understanding of what security measures should be taken.
Even if hackers know how to exploit the most current IoT devices, they’ll soon find a new way to hack them. It’s important that security measures are implemented to help prevent these threats from taking hold in the first instance.