Cybersecurity continues to be challenged and receives indisputable attention with the evolving digital transformation.  

According to the 2022 Ponemon Institute report on the state of cybersecurity, 54% of organisations have experienced a cyberattack in the last 12 months. While many surveys state the increasing incidence of Ransomware and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in 2022, there are several trends that can be seen making their way to 2023 to defeat these security behemoths. Let’s delve a bit deeper into the latest eye-catching trends within the cybersecurity industry. 

Remote Working – A Rejuvenation?

According to an article by Forbes, remote and hybrid working is set to increase in 2023, and there is no such state as ‘return to normalcy’. The communal shift has undeniable effects on cyber practitioners in all sectors. Remote access and identity management are of prime importance when defining the relevant protocols to address hybrid working in any organisation. 

Zero Trust Model Adoption – The Way Forward

To tackle digital transformation, solely depending on a network boundary with firewalls is inadequate for security. Companies are shifting towards frameworks with a ‘zero trust approach’ where, until proven legitimate, all users and devices are deemed unauthorised. The adoption of zero trust models is one of the latest trends continuing to evolve as a best practice across organisations. A few of the benefits include increased network performance and shorter timeframes for intrusion detection.  

Policies, Standards and Protocols – Accelerating to a stronger cyber framework 

While researchers anticipate that organisations are looking to adopt standards such as ISO 27001 and ISO 27701, the shift towards a privacy-focused information security approach is foreseeable. Not only do these standards help instill robust information security management practices, they also set straightforward requirements for strengthening the elements of the CIA triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability) around data. Having solid tailored policies and protocols in place is one of the essential steps toward setting any organisation apart from others in handling information management and governance. 

Towards a resilient security strategy – with HewardMills

If we could take one lesson from the past year in this information era, it is that cybersecurity continues to be a key element for any organisation’s success. The smartest move to handle cybersecurity issues is to step up the company’s security capabilities. We, at HewardMills, can help strengthen the organisation’s security posture by providing information security policy review and advice, regulatory advice and guidance to handle data breaches, readiness and preparation to adopt ISO standards, cybersecurity domain training and awareness exercises and vast amounts of cybersecurity expertise just as required for organisational needs.  

Let us all strive together to build a cyber-resilient future, for 2023 and beyond! 

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