With the beginning of a new year, we thought it would be helpful to share predications from some of our partners on prevalent threats in the Cyber Security arena for 2023, to help keep you safe this year.
Ransomware is here to stay:
Microsoft states that 2022 saw a 130% rise in Ransomware attacks and it continues to be on the biggest threats facing businesses this year. In 2023, Ransomware attacks may focus more on corrupting data rather than encrypting it, as corruption can be quicker than full encryption.
Phishing attacks becoming more sophisticated:
Mimecast have noted that recent phishing emails have been increasingly well written, personalized, focused on current events, packaged with the correct logos/branding/language of brands. They’re being crafted in such a way that it is more difficult than ever before to distinguish between an official email and an email drafted by a threat actor. It’s important to remain vigilant. If an email is asking you to enter sensitive information or to click suspicious looking links, always investigate it first.
Cybercriminals becoming more professional:
Cybercrime has been a growing business for a number of years and like with any business it grows and evolves. Open-source malware is becoming more readily available for anyone to download and exploit, especially given the current economic climate. Cybercriminal groups are also targeting and recruiting people to install malicious software on their employers’ systems.
It is important to ensure that your systems are as secure as possible to mitigate against threats like the ones above. At Nimbus, we have best-in-class software that proactively monitors your systems which can alerts us to any suspicious activity before any malicious software can access your data.