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These four trends will shake cybersecurity in 2023, report predicts

A cybersecurity organization Imperva identified four cyber trends facing organizations next year.

The analysis of the past year shows declining trust in companies among consumers – especially when it comes to safeguarding data. According to Imperva, over a third (35%) of respondents don't trust any company to adequately protect their data, while nearly half (45%) have stopped, or would stop, using a company’s services following a serious data breach.

At the same time, application programming interfaces (APIs), which are vital for business operations online, continuously face attacks, costing organizations up to $75 billion a year.

“With consumer trust falling and the challenge facing IT teams becoming ever more difficult, Imperva predicts that 2023 could be a challenging year ahead for the industry,” the report suggests.

First of all, Imperva predicts that mainframes, which used to be cornerstones of many IT systems, will approach complete extinction. They’re too costly and too complex for organizations to use, meaning that companies will be opting for alternative solutions.

In 2023, at least one organization will receive a record fine for using a patchwork of security tools to protect its data. Imperva explains that while many companies still leave data in the hands of a patchwork of technology, regulations around information security become stricter by day. This will lead to a record-breaking fine for the lack of unified security.

Third, by the end of 2023, half of all internet traffic will come from bots, with APIs harvesting sensitive data becoming their prime targets.

“The challenge is that tried-and-tested methods of defeating bots may not work. For instance, returning a CAPTCHA challenge to an API request breaks the calling application,” the report elaborates.

Lastly, organizations are predicted to start doubting cloud security. Their confidence in the one-size-fits-all bundled security solutions will be undermined. Now, companies will start considering that one single tool is unlikely to fit their needs, leaving some unpatched vulnerabilities for attackers to exploit.

Instead, companies will start opting for a thorough security audit before adopting cloud solutions, choosing a more careful approach to cybersecurity.

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