Looking Back at 2023 Cybersecurity Trends

January 5, 2024
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2023 was a groundbreaking year for cybersecurity. Take a look in the rearview mirror to see what trends shaped the year and continue to shape the future of cybersecurity.

As the saying goes, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”  So as 2023 enters our rearview mirror, what lessons can we take from it? In the case of cybersecurity, there are plenty. It’s been a packed year of cybersecurity incidents and trends that are bound to shape the field in 2024. In this post, we roundup just some of the common themes.


Fast Company’s Andrew Newman reports that “cybersecurity costs are predicted to rise globally to $10.5 trillion by 2025 as cybercrime becomes more sophisticated.” One of the key factors in this rise will undoubtedly be artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, 2023 taught us that AI – Generative AI particularly – is already playing a role in cyber crime. By advancing phishing capabilities, Generative AI was utilized in high-profile attacks against companies such as Clorox and MGM Resorts.

AI’s prominence is one of the reasons that it has been included as a major component of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (NDAA). NDAA establishes several AI tasks for the Pentagon and US State Department in order to address the evolving connection this technology has to protecting sensitive information such as nuclear information.


In addition to AI, another concentration of NDAA is the creation of a military pharmaceutical and medical device vulnerability working group. As Cynthia Brumfield writes for CSO, this group is meant to “discuss issues involving access, threats, and vulnerabilities to pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, and medical devices in operational environments of the Defense Department.”

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