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Cybersecurity Trends in 2023

Calendar icon 14th March 2023

By Thibault Lamy. Thibault is a Senior Consultant at Zeren, working for four years in Commercial Recruitment within the high-growth VC-backed tech space, from Seeds to pre-IPO stage.

In the upcoming year of 2023, the landscape of cybersecurity will become even more complex and challenging than ever before. Below are the key trends that organisations should be prepared for in the coming year, as well as the strategies needed to protect against potential risks.


In 2023, we will see an Increased in Privacy and Regulatory Pressures. With the introduction of the GDPR and other related legislation, compliance requirements are becoming more stringent, and companies must ensure they are compliant with all relevant laws and regulations. Additionally, organisations must take into account the increasing consumer demand for privacy, as consumers are becoming more aware of their personal data and how it is being used. Strategies must be implemented to protect consumer data and must ensure they understand their responsibilities under the various privacy laws.


Another trend, Zero Trust Replacing VPN. A zero-trust security model is becoming more popular, as it provides a more secure and efficient method of protecting networks and data. It eliminates the need for a VPN and replaces it with a more secure authentication protocol. We now must ensure we properly implement a zero-trust security model in order to ensure all data is securely stored and accessed.


Threat Detection and Response Tools are Becoming Mainstream. Another key trend for 2023 is the increased adoption of threat detection and response tools. These tools are designed to detect threats and respond to them quickly, allowing to mitigate any potential risks. You must ensure you have the necessary tools and resources in place in order to detect and respond to threats in a timely manner.


Omnichannel cyberattacks are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated. With the growing popularity of online commerce, cybercriminals are finding more ways to target businesses, and organisations must be prepared to respond to these attacks. Strategies such as multi-factor authentication, strong password policies, and encryption should be implemented to ensure the security of all data.


And finally, the Importance of building cybersecurity awareness among your employees. Employees should be properly trained on the latest security best practices and should be aware of the potential risks associated with their activities. Additionally, organisations should ensure they have a clear cybersecurity policy in place and should conduct regular security audits to identify and address any potential vulnerabilities.


More than ever, it will be important to invest in cybersecurity technologies in 2023 and ensure security teams are well-equipped to handle any potential cyber threats. Also, cyber insurance is expected to become more commonplace, and organisations must be prepared for state-sponsored cyberattacks and cyber warfare. By staying informed and implementing the right strategies, you can protect your businesses and data in the coming year.


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