The digital revolution has brought a myriad of benefits, but it has also amplified the risk of cybersecurity threats. Businesses, government entities, financial institutions, and individuals are increasingly falling prey. In 2023 alone, cybersecurity trends have brought about many new threats, but with the right knowledge, you can protect your organization going forward.
Social engineering has been around for a while, and it didn’t slow down in 2023. This is when cybercriminals manipulate your trust to extract sensitive information. They may use phishing emails or imposter websites that mimic legitimate businesses. These scams cast a wide net, trapping the unaware. For instance, during a stage of remote work heightened because of the pandemic, false IT help desk emails captured employee personal information under the guise of resetting login credentials.