Below is part two of 2023’s most dangerous cybersecurity threats to keep an eye out for in the new year.
Attacks on cloud security. The number of workers choosing to work remotely has increased, which means many company employees are migrating assets to the cloud. As a result, cloud security is more important than ever, and hackers are targeting users more frequently. Founder and CEO of Software Test Tips explained that the ability of cloud servers to allow users to access a company’s applications, files, and resources from anywhere in the world is simultaneously the most significant selling point and its greatest vulnerability. Despite cloud cybersecurity, even a partial breach can have far-reaching negative effects.
Third-party access risks. In the wake of remote working and cloud migration, many companies are incorporating third-party software solutions, which are becoming one of the largest cybersecurity threats predicted for this year. For example, following the mishandling of company data by a third-party development contractor, the source code for car manufacturer Toyota was discovered to be posted on GitHub in October 2022 and was visible between Dec. 2017 and Sep. 2022. A leak like this could lead hackers to personal employee data.
Lack of cybersecurity knowledge. One of the most dangerous cybersecurity threats is a lack of knowledge on the subject. In 2022, the World Economic Forum found that 95 percent of security issues stem from human error. When it comes to cybersecurity, a company may be its own worst enemy if not properly informed on how to keep its data safe and secure.
Many people are unaware that data exists on IT hardware even after disposition. Unless data is properly sanitized and wiped from a device, it will remain accessible to hackers. For this reason, proper IT asset disposition is becoming increasingly important.
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