Technology has been evolving rapidly over time, which has resulted in better use of cyber security but, on the other hand, has presented many new cyber threats. Whilst the field can be difficult to predict at times, we will explore the top upcoming tech trends for 2023 based on increasingly popular strategies and advancements in new cybersecurity techniques. 

The Top Cyber Security Trends For 2023

Cloud Adoption

There’s been a great growth in demand for companies adopting cloud storage to keep important data safe from attacks. Cloud storage has already made its mark in the tech world with many companies adopting cloud platforms, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure for their data hosting needs, but this year it’s predicted to become a standard process. 

Companies are recognising the importance of and benefits of using cloud storage, such as greater scalability, enhanced ability for collaboration, and remote support for flexible workplaces. In the coming year, there will be continual growth in the adoption of cloud storage and continual advancements in this form of data security. One such advancement in cloud storage, is the precaution of using blockchain technology to further protect important data and information.

Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is a decentralised, distributed, digital ledger system that is used to securely record and store data in an immutable manner. The use of blockchain technology will decrease the risk associated with a lot of data storage strategies, which is why it is set to become one of the top tech trends for 2023.

This cyber security technology can be used in combination with the already popular cloud storage, whereby users can encrypt this sensitive data with blockchain technology and store it offsite in the cloud. An increasingly common application of this technology is with online transactions to mitigate any risk involved with bank and NFT transfers.

Artificial Intelligence Tools

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are making a real difference in companies and organisations across all industries. As this powerful technology becomes more user-friendly with easy-to-use interfaces and chatbot style commands, it will become more widely used for a range of tasks. 

In the case of cyber security, AI will become a common addition to cyber security suites as a means to automate tasks, such as scanning logs for suspicious activity or analysing potential threats before they reach end users’ devices. The increased risk of cyber attacks and cases of damaging data breaches has emphasised the necessity of AI to assist with human IT specialists. The effective use and implementation of AI tools benefits IT teams by freeing up more of team members’ time to focus on proactive strategies rather than reactive ones when dealing with potential breaches or attacks.

Remote Cyber Security

Despite the nation recovering from the pandemic, Australia has one of the highest percentages of hybrid employees, with around 34% of Australian staff working between home and the office, compared to the global average of 22% (HRD, 2022). In the general business world, hybrid and remote work is becoming a long-lasting trend and, for this reason, there’s a growing need to implement cyber security as flexible as employees’ working situations. 

When companies were predominantly office-based, it was easier to implement and monitor security measures. Now, the uncertainty around security of employees’ out-of-office network connections raises concerns and will have a greater focus on them than before. Businesses will prioritise employee training in cyber security and investigating tools or programs to help secure staff out of the office.

Security Training

Following on from the previous trend, there will be a broader trend in educating employees in common phishing attacks and cyber security strategies. Hackers and cyber attackers are creating more “socially engineered” attempts at breaches, for example, highly personalised phishing attempts disguised as a message from a coworker or employer requesting money or personal login information. Based on this, it’s no longer good enough for employees to be aware of potential threats, but to understand the best ways to identify them and avoid them.

IT departments and service providers will be urging companies to take a more proactive response to potential cyber attacks, rather than reactive responses. There will be a greater push for in-depth training for online security, including best practices for passwords, using multi-factor authentication, identifying phishing attempts, and the correct procedures to follow in case of a breach.

How Do You Plan To Stay Up To Date With Tech Trends?

Remaining ahead of the competition and cyber attackers requires proactive strategies that are up-to-date and effective. To safeguard your company against potential threats and keep your business operating at full productivity, it’s essential to have an efficient and informed IT team on your side. 

Deployus is a Brisbane-based Managed Services Provider, specialising in cyber security, IT infrastructure, and end user support. We have helped over 300 businesses nationally and internationally to create a healthy and secure IT environment. Our team is highly-researched and proactively seeks innovation solutions to modern problems, which is why understanding advancements in tech trends is at the core of our business.

 If your business is looking for a managed service provider to secure your operations, Deployus is here to help. Contact us today or head to our website to learn more about our cyber security services