5 Cloud Security Trends to Anticipate in 2023

With the recent global lockdown being an eye-opener to what's possible with remote work, cloud technologies...
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With the recent global lockdown being an eye-opener to what’s possible with remote work, cloud technologies are having a future tending them toward the mainstream. But while the narrative rolls on to 2023 — bringing tides that give reason to anticipate a thrilling change in work-life — it has been a true reminder to the corporate world that for every opportunity there is a corresponding threat to pinpoint and wade off. Cyberattacks have been a not-so-easy-to-combat swatch of such finding its path to growth amidst cybersecurity efforts to keep the aggrandizing scope of cloud computing safe. Below are key ways this untoward factor is expected to influence cybersecurity trends in 2023.

More Robust Security Infrastructure for the Distributed Workforce

Despite the gradual deflection from the remote to the hybrid work model — as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease up — organizations are still far from veering back to a fully private-data-centered work infrastructure model. With this to span the foreseeable future, organizations have been pooling measures to facilitate their staff delivery through a reinforced security framework.

There is no doubt that the distributed workforce operational infrastructures of organizations will undergo revamps through the year as industry 4.0 technologies continue to unfold at a piking rate. Sociopolitical factors and unremitting pan-industrial rivalry are indirectly pivoting companies to a security-reinforced, operationally uninterrupted work system, which is what modern security solutions have done in the emerging phase of their application.

Increase in the Rate of Cyberattacks

As modern security deployments redefine value chain development and delivery possibilities, the underworld of cybercrime is in turn being reshaped to imbue a new dark vogue that cracks through these modern security deployments. This is nothing but a loop that the world has seen again and again — hackers redirecting the functions of modern tech to advance their malicious intentions. No wonder cyberattacks continue to cost the global business landscape a whopping sum scaling at a zippy pace as seen in the pike from 860 billion USD in 2018 to 8.44 trillion in 2022. Organizations must bolster their standards for the changing cybercrime paradigm as 2023 is expected to face a hit of 11.50 trillion dollar loss to hackers’ malign operations.

Advancement in Modern Cybersecurity Applications

Zero-trust network access (ZTNA), secure access service edge (SASE), identity and access management (IAM), cloud workload protection (CWP), and cloud security posture management (CSPM) are a key handful of the emerging pack of security solutions being co-opted to close potential leaks in the distributed work infrastructure model being embraced by more firms by the day.

So far, these have functionally cut across the various layers of modern cybersecurity deployment such as authentication and access control, user behavior analytics and logging/reporting, asset and data classification, configuration hardening, and logical segmentation. Looking back at their impact on the limitation of data breaches in 2022, a future to behold with them in play is certain as the world journeys through 2023.

Geo-political Cybersecurity Attacks

The rage in the world’s geo-political space has led to a spattering of boiling points at diplomatic crossroads. With the cloud being the new data center for classified information, rival governments are finding malware distribution into related networks ideal as a principal counter-strategy to uncover the underground activities of their opponent political states and disrupt them to stay ahead of the war game. Russia and Ukraine’s cyberwar is proof of geo-politically engineered cyberattacks.

Making matters worse are cyber insurance firms excluding acts of war from their policies, which exposes cloud-based data further to malicious infiltrations. Seeing over 70 political states arrange for upcoming elections in the coming months of 2023 validates the call for tighter public cloud security measures.

Growth In Cybersecurity Job Opportunities

The unbroken surge of cybercrimes infers the need for more hands in the cybersecurity job market to transcend the global cybersecurity workforce’s capacity to meet the anticipated pace of cybercrime growth in 2023.

Currently, the global cybersecurity workforce lacks about 3.4 million security workers. What’s more, the modern employment model has reshaped the expectations of employers today such that the skill sets and experience of employees are veering to the fore of priorities over the traditional importance of educational and socio-political stereotypes. Also, the room for skill reinforcement is getting only more enabling.

With more doors open through diversity, the chance of pacing the growth of the cybersecurity workforce through the year’s unfolding of security compromises is a promising speculation to grip. #cyberattack #cybersecurity #cloud

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