2023 Cyber Security Trends

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As we dive head first into the new year, it is now more imperative than ever to keep cyber security at the forefront of mind. Security is no longer just a topic for your Managed IT Services team, it’s now moved into the boardrooms and beyond. Cyber security trends in 2023 will see businesses embrace Managed Security as a result of growing threats.

Cyber security threats are constantly evolving and sophisticating and in response to this it is important that your business stays abreast with the latest cyber security trends. Moreover, your Managed IT Services Provider such as Milnsbridge will be predicting these upcoming cyber security threats and how to combat them.

Without further ado, here are some cyber security trends that we have predicted will come to fruition throughout 2023. 

Passwordless authentication

Passwordless authentication is simply an authentication method that doesn’t require a password to gain access. Generally, you will be required to enter one form of identification such as a username, phone number or email address. Then you complete some sort of proof of identity through a registered device or token.

In the modern world, the humble password presents a number of issues to businesses and IT services providers alike. The amount of passwords needed in today’s day and age could result in a user picking easy to remember and reusable passwords which are both security risks. Passwordless authentication combats this.

READ MORE: What To Do If Your Information Is Leaked In A Data Breach?

Cyber security trends 2023
Passwordless authentication and password managers will be adopted en masse by businesses taking security seriously in 2023.

Password managers

In instances where passwords are still required, 2023 will see businesses embracing cybersecurity focused products such as password managers. Password managers are software and apps that securely store your passwords and usernames thus allowing you to use more complex and unique passwords.

As a partner with Milnsbridge, we would recommend that you use Keeper as your preferred password manager. That is because, amongst other things, Keeper has a zero-trust policy which requires both users and devices to be authenticated, authorised and validated each time. Whilst this sounds tedious, it is best practice to protect your business, your data, revenue and trust.

Threat locking

Apps and software that work to lock threats such as ThreatLocker will also be on the rise in 2023. If your industry is within government, finance, health or of enterprise level – the kind of security you need goes beyond that of a small-medium sized business that may not handle the same amount of sensitive data.

That’s where things like ThreatLocker come in, this app uses technology called ‘AllowListing’ which has a learning mode that watches your secure environment thus allowing you to establish a no trust mode. This will stop even the most sophisticated of ransomware and other types of vicious attacks dead in their tracks.

READ MORE: The Sneaky Ways Tech Giants Collect Your Data

Cyber security awareness training

Also rising to prominence in the new year is cyber security awareness training. Whilst this has existed for some time, we expect to see business flock to this service, provided by Milnsbridge. It is an undeniable fact that human error and lack of training are two of the most consistent and prevalent factors in corporate cyber attacks.

We provide a comprehensive cyber security awareness regime. This includes phishing email simulations, dark web monitoring for data breaches in relation to your organisation. It also includes general cyber security awareness training for employees. According to a recent study, cyber security awareness training resulted in employees being 50% less susceptible to a cyber threat.

Managed multi factor authentication

In the digital world, authentication is simply the process of ‘proving’ your identity to access a service. Traditionally, you’ve only ever needed a username and password to authenticate your identity. However, due to the sheer amount of information and data leaks, this is no longer the case.

Now, almost all online services such as banks, social media, emails and even business applications will require multi factor authentication. As a Milnsbridge customer on our Growth and Enhance plans, you will be set up with access to Duo Security. Duo Security is a cloud-based multi factor authentication provider used to generate passcodes and receive push notifications.

2023 will see more and more businesses adopting Managed multi factor authentication in partnership with their Managed Service Providers. This is in direct response to the threat and likelihood of security breaches as they constantly evolve.

READ MORE: What is Duo Security Multi Factor Authentication?

Duo Security explains what multi factor authentication is.

Conclusion

Like other years, 2023 is set to introduce a whole new batch of cyber threats. That’s why it’s imperative that as a business, you partner with an MSP such as Milnsbridge Managed IT that has a focus on Managed Security. Milnsbridge is ahead of the curve when it comes to cyber security which means your business will be too.

To discuss Managed Service plans, IT support or Managed Security, call 1300 300 293 to chat to one of our friendly engineers.

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