VMBlog.com: Mimecast 2023 Predictions: Threat actors set their sights on collaboration tools and take social engineering to the next level plus much more!
By Brian Pinnock, VP SE EMEA, Mimecast
The cyber threat landscape is complex and continuously evolving. Each year, the tactics, techniques and procedures of threat actors become more difficult to defend as cybercrime grows in sophistication and funding. However, a common theme still exists - email remains the primary attack vector. In fact, the Mimecast 2022 State of Email Security Report found that eight in 10 companies are bracing for the fallout from an email-borne attack, while 96% acknowledge that their organization had faced a form of phishing attack in the past year.
Beyond these basics, what else should you look out for in 2023? I would pay attention to the evolving threat landscape as we are likely to see many repeat victims in the coming year. The victims of relatively unsophisticated initial attacks often lack risk appreciation or cyber skills at the board and executive level which, in turn, drives insufficient investments in adequate tools and execution.