Expect the unexpected: top cybersecurity predictions for 2023

Mar 07 | 2023

Experts at NordPass offer their thoughts on five trends that will change the global cybersecurity landscape in the next twelve months.

Cybersecurity in 2023

Due to rapid developments in both safe and harmful technology, cybersecurity is among the most volatile industries. However, we can still identify certain trends affecting the industry. From passwordless solutions broadly available to consumers, to the first real-life cases of automotive hacking, all of these are likely to shape the cybersecurity landscape in 2023, NordPass experts say.

"It's often a zero-sum game in cybersecurity: with bad guys constantly on the lookout for new ways to exploit vulnerabilities in the digital space, the good guys work as fast to provide and support safety solutions against new threats," said Karolis Arbaciauskas, the Head of Business Development of NordPass. "To build future-proof technologies or simply be a step ahead of awaiting challenges, companies and individuals should always be aware of what's currently happening."

Passwords will be put out to pasture — but just not yet
2022 marks the year when the passwordless future idea experienced its first big wins, and 2023 is expected to be even more fruitful. Many progressive companies are likely to adopt the new passkeys technology, supported by the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance.

Tech giants such as Microsoft, Apple, and Google have already announced their commitment to delivering passwordless logins and even introduced their first efforts to consumers. However, the complete switch from passwords won’t happen overnight. The transition period depends on how fast other online businesses, especially small and medium enterprises, implement technologies such as passkeys and make them available to Internet users.

For some time, we will use both passwords and passkeys, and users should still practice password hygiene. Unfortunately, the latest research by NordPass reveals  little hope that people will finally learn to take care of their online accounts. Eighty-three percent of the 200 most common passwords used in 2022 were the same as in 2021.

We will observe the first serious cases of automotive hacking
Cars have become a part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Each year, the vehicles rolling out of the factory are increasingly more digitized and reliant on the Internet and other virtual technologies. But whereas someone hacking into your smart home camera is creepy and a massive invasion of privacy, a hacked vehicle can cause a life-threatening situation. With the latest technological advances, a hacker will be able to control your vehicle , see trip history, and even remotely steal your car ...

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