Coming in 2023

Approaching the final days of 2022, it’s time to draw some conclusions on the past 365 days and take a look at what 2023 will bring to the security software industry. During the last 12 months trends have been growing, while showcasing a glance of what the future of cybersecurity might be. The use of the VPN services grew exponentially as a defence weapon among everyday users in a worldwide period of unrest and warfare. From the war in Ukraine to anti-government protests in Iran and the Tigray conflict, citizens are turning to the best VPN providers more and more in order to bypass internet restrictions and protect their online anonymity. At the same time, remote work continues to grow more and more into the norm for many organizations. This is opening up new security challenges that many sectors often struggle to keep up with.  Cybercriminals are also getting smarter and smarter, making a multifaceted defence strategy against malware a real necessity for both everyday users and organisations.

Below, we dive into our top 6 cybersecurity predictions to look out for in 2023.

1. Push towards sustainability

With issues related to climate change on the rise and an energy crisis crippling many worldwide countries especially in Europe, a stronger turn against sustainable policies is something that will span across any type of business in 2023. The cybersecurity sector isn’t exempt from this.

“By 2025, data centers will consume > 3% of the world’s electricity and storage can make up anywhere from 10-30% of a data center’s overall energy consumption,” explained Folio Photonics CEO Steve Santamaria. “This will create an industry-wide push toward sustainable storage technologies that are more energy-efficient than legacy hardware.”

This trend is also reinforced by the fact that the great majority of consumers (over 80%) have said to be more likely to support businesses with strong social and environmental practices in place.

2. Cloud-based solutions on the rise

“Freedom and flexibility will become the mantra of virtually every data management professional in the coming year,” said Retrospect Vice President of Engineering Brian Dunagan.

As mentioned before, with more and more people working from home, cloud computing has become the core of most workplace infrastructure. This means that there’s a new push to minimize the security risks of this type of environment.  At the same time, some experts are also expressing the need for the current cloud networking market to improve itself to successfully react to new cyber threats that remote and hybrid work has brought. That’s why new mesh VPN solutions, like the one offered by Netmaker, are trying to fix the industry.