If 2023 has made one thing clear, it’s that staying on top of cyber industry trends and challenges is more important than ever.
The breaches of the past year tell us that predicting our cyber future is far from a walk in the park. Indeed, according to Forbes, by the close of 2024, the cost of cyber attacks on the global economy is projected to soar beyond an alarming $10.5 (£8.35) trillion.
So, let's dive into what 2024 might have in store for us in the cybersecurity industry, as understanding what's coming is key to strengthening your cybersecurity.
In 2023, Artificial Intelligence (AI) took giant strides in capabilities, becoming a vital tool across all industries and a hot topic on everyone's lips.
It has proven to be a game-changer for many organisations. However, for all its merits, AI has introduced both novel vulnerabilities and enabled more innovative, faster attacks than ever before.
In 2024, cybercriminals are poised to take AI-led attacks to the next level. In particular, there will be a rise in deep fake social engineering and advanced malware attacks.
Businesses need to adjust and strengthen their security setups to protect their organisations from the more sophisticated AI attacks that might pop up in 2024, alongside adjusting their training to prepare their teams for the continued AI revolution.
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Phishing attacks are set to increase in 2024, and they will become more sophisticated and widespread than ever before.
Advanced tools like ChatGPT will make phishing attempts look, sound, and read like real messages, making them harder to spot. Typos, grammar hiccups, and cultural slip-ups are usually the first signs of phishing attacks, but these might become a lot trickier to detect.
According to the Google Cloud Cybersecurity Forecast 2024 report, attackers are using Large Language Models (LLMs) to translate and refine messages, making it even harder for users to rely on language cues to spot a phishing email.
In addition, gen AI is being used to pull off these tricks on a larger scale, allowing attackers to create convincing personalised emails that appear to be based on your name, job, or even health data.
Indeed, a new report from the BBC has found that it is astonishingly easy and affordable to build a bot within ChatGPT to create realistic and effective phishing attacks.
This new and advanced level of phishing requires businesses and individuals to be prepared to tackle these attacks.
In 2024, USB-C is finally taking the throne as the true universal connector, simplifying our tech lives and aiming to cut down on electronic waste.
This move, initiated by the EU, is poised to reduce e-waste and simplify connectivity, but it also opens the door to widespread juice-jacking threats.
Juice jacking happens when you plug your device into a public charging point and end up sharing more than just power.
2023 saw dire warnings around juice jacking events, and 2024 is set to be a boom year for the attack type.
In 2024, we're in for significant shifts in cyber insurance contracts.
Companies seeking coverage will be required to provide evidence of robust cybersecurity processes. With the increasing number of cyber attacks, insurance companies are becoming more selective in their acceptance criteria, which may result in higher premiums.
The cyber insurance market will experience substantial growth in 2024.
Companies are realising that robust defences alone may not be enough, and are increasingly recognising cyber insurance as a practical shield in case of a cyber attack.
At Bob's Business, we understand the unique challenges that the predictions of 2024 pose.
Our tailored solutions go beyond just protection; they empower your workforce to become a proactive line of defence.
Through engaging and effective training programs, we equip your teams with the knowledge to recognise and defend against threats.
Our commitment to staying at the forefront of cybersecurity trends means we can provide timely insights and recommendations, ensuring your business is prepared for the challenges of 2024.
Contact us today to discuss a plan for 2024 that best suits your business.