MFA multi-factor authentication adoption will continue to grow for both business and personal use, including increased use of biometric forms of authentication that improve security and convenience, that is, unlocking devices with a fingerprint or face identification.

FREMONT, CA: For cybersecurity, the previous year (2022) was historic in both good and terrible ways. On the plus side, they observed an increase in the use of passwordless, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and zero-trust techniques; on the minus side, the cost of data breaches hit an all-time high, ransomware-as-a-service was on the rise, and massive hacks of Twitter, WhatsApp, Rockstar, and Uber occurred.

What could happen in 2023?

Here are their top predictions for 2023 in terms of cybersecurity.

MFA Will Become Pervasive

Adoption of MFA multi-factor authentication will continue to rise for both personal and professional use, with greater use of biometric forms of authentication that enhance convenience and security, that is, unlocking devices with a fingerprint or face identification.

The future of MFA will combine strong security with usability by going in this way, guaranteeing users a frictionless experience while enhancing their security posture. MFA has been promoted as a baseline online protection by the FIDO Alliance, NIST, and the U.S. government, which recently published a statement asking all organisations to implement it. It is one of the most straightforward and significant defences.

MFA will need to be utilised even more to meet more strict criteria and expectations for security because of the increased priority that governments and well-known security groups have given to security over the past few years.

Organisations should keep an eye on predicted MFA improvements over the next few years to evaluate how they might enhance current capabilities or incorporate future MFA capabilities into their organization's culture and operations.

Increasingly Inclusive Workforce Will Address Talent Gap

For many firms, finding solutions to the ongoing security talent gap will be a major concern. Organisations will begin to understand more and more in 2023 that hiring the best candidates from a variety of backgrounds will not only help them fill important unfilled positions but will also help them strengthen their entire security posture.

People construct, create, think, and deliver in a variety of ways, which is a huge advantage when it comes to meeting changing security needs. More perspectives are available with a more diversified attitude, allowing security professionals to have fresh and original perspectives on the physical and digital environments they must protect.

New methods of thinking can transform cybersecurity teams because they can lift beliefs' limits and reduce long-standing bias and groupthink. Diverse teams and perspectives also aid in determining how to support important business efforts and objectives. This type of organisational thinking is made possible by a diversified team structure.

Collaboration Will Improve Preparedness and Incident Response

Collaborations witnessed in 2022 are beneficial to the security business and the digital ecosystem they support, and this trend will persist. In 2023 and beyond, the better together concept will gain traction.

For instance, as new participants join the recently created Open Cybersecurity Schema Framework, collective defences will be strengthened, allowing security teams to correlate more data sources more easily, complete their tasks with less time spent on data munging, and use improved data to proactively improve security postures.

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) and other organisations will make substantial contributions to engineering initiatives, projects, tools, training, and guidelines to help standardise security tools and data formats throughout the industry.