Top Cybersecurity Threats For 2023 and How to Protect Your Organization with CYBLU?

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Top Cybersecurity Threats For 2023 and How to Protect Your Organization with CYBLU?

Top Cybersecurity Threats For 2023 and How to Protect Your Organization with CYBLU?

Nowadays, the cyber attack landscape is evolving, and criminals are searching for new ways to be one step ahead with new attack vectors. Cyber-attacks impact is damaging, and perpetrators inflict huge losses on individuals and companies. In 2022, these attacks increased by 38% compared to last year, and the global cost was estimated to be 8.4 trillion U.S. dollars

A proactive approach is a sine qua non to protect information and data. In this context, CYBLU offers professional solutions to protect and mitigate your organization against cyber attacks. Now, let’s explore top cybersecurity threats for 2023 and see how CYBLU can protect your organization.

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious malware or software that prevents users from accessing files by encrypting data and blocking the system until the ransom is paid. That kind of attack can be highly disruptive and costly for individuals and organizations. In addition, perpetrators inflict huge losses on individuals and companies by demanding ransom. When agreeing to pay the ransom, victims lose large sums of money; otherwise, the loss of critical data is inevitable. 

Last year, more than 600 million ransomware attacks occurred worldwide. Therefore, understanding how ransomware works is very important. Learning to make effective use of anti-virus software, patches, and updates would reduce the risk of getting infected. Unfortunately, unpatched security vulnerabilities are still a continuing threat to individuals and companies. 

Cyblu Vulnerability Assessment Service may help you analyze possible exploitation. We also support companies with digital forensics and malware analysis services. In addition, CYBLU Cybersecurity Bootcamp or cyber security awareness program may help your company mitigate ransomware attacks. 

Phishing

During phishing attacks, users are tricked into disclosing sensitive information by using social engineering methods. Attackers craft fraudulent scenarios and convince victims to share critical data. When the relevant reports are examined, around 3.4 billion phishing emails are sent daily, and every month, nearly 1.5 million new phishing websites are created. 

The phishing attack rate increased by 61% compared to the previous year. This well-organized data breach can result in identity theft, malware installation, or network intrusions. 

Software program support is of the utmost importance in combating phishing attacks. But more importantly, employee training is the first and foremost line of defense. CYBLU training model aims to raise awareness to cope with this problem. 

CYBLU supports a 7/24 SOC service for customers to monitor and detect cyber threats in real time. Additionally, we help our clients configure anti-phishing software. Moreover, our threat intelligence enables users to be proactive in combating threat actors.

SQL Injection

Although SQL injection is one of the oldest attacks, it is still prevalent and dangerous according to the fact that the attack is ranked third in the OWASP top 10. In addition, 1787 SQL injection security vulnerabilities were published and accepted as CVEs in 2022. 

SQL (structured query language) code is used by the perpetrator to manipulate a SQL-based database. After injecting malicious code, an attacker can access the database administratively. From this point, the intruder can either get the information he deserves or even modify it. 

Security training raise awareness for SQL injection. For instance, restricting user privileges could reduce the risk of SQL injection attacks. The most effective way to prevent SQL Injection attacks is to conduct continuous scanning and penetration testing. 

CYBLU provides penetration testing for all types of businesses, and our experts provide detailed assessments of SQL injection vulnerabilities. Additionally, with our SIEM tool support, SQL injection attacks could be managed and prevented. 

In CYBLU’s cybersecurity course, analysis tools will be shown to explain how exploitation works. We will focus on solving use cases, including SQL injection attacks.

Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

In this kind of cyberattack, the perpetrator is positioned in the middle of a conversation between two parties and intercepts communication. Attackers may easily extract sensitive information. An intruder can either impersonate one of the parties or eavesdrop on the whole traffic. 

The Equifax case was a good example of the man-in-the-middle attack and showed how a single case could affect a large number of people. In 2017, that data breach compromised the accounts of over 2.5 million users. 

To mitigate the man-in-the-middle attack, encrypted channels may be used to secure the conversation. Multi-factor authentication can be effective as a hardening measure. Deep flow inspection (DFI) or deep packet inspection (DPI) are useful for detecting any compromise during network monitoring. 

CYBLU staff may assist you in detecting and preventing any possible vulnerabilities related to man-in-the-middle attacks. Furthermore, CYBLU’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp gives insight into how to deal with these kinds of cyberattacks.

Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDoS) Attack

A DDoS attack intends to make online services unavailable for intended users by using overloaded internet traffic. The threat actor aims to overwhelm the traffic, which leads to a full breakdown or delay in response time. In 2022, for instance, a Mirai botnet launched the largest DDoS attack (2.5 Tbps), which is the largest DDoS attack that has ever been recorded. 

In DDoS attacks, the attacker benefits from multiple sources in remote locations. As a result of these attacks, target companies suffer from actual revenue losses and reputational damages. To deal with this problem, there are some methods to mitigate these kinds of attacks, like web application firewalls, blackhole routing, IPS-based prevention, and network diffusion. 

CYBLU’s Alert Monitoring Service is an important solution to respond to the attack as early as possible. Aside from SOC Services, CYBLU also provides threat hunting, detection, alerts, and reporting services. You can benefit from expertise to mitigate DDoS attacks. Moreover, CYBLU’s cybersecurity analyst course addresses detailed use cases and provides hands-on labs about the nature of and precautions to take against DDoS attacks.

Cloud Cyber Attacks

Cloud security is the practice of securing cloud computing systems from emerging cybersecurity threats. Cloud computing is susceptible to cyberattacks since it is structured to make data sharing easy within the community, which paves the way for data breaches by increasing the attack surface. Moreover, cloud systems cover a high volume of data, and employees or users may cause leaks of sensitive data either by accident or on purpose. 

Cyber attackers can infiltrate cloud resources in two ways. First, gaining administrative privileges by privilege escalation; second, bypassing the entire system by gaining the cloud services provider’s (CSP) administrative access. To overcome these problems, some security measures can be taken to secure cloud services. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) could prevent unauthorized access. Also, monitoring end-user activities is a good solution. Later on, employee training will be an important vector, which we are experts at. 

CYBLU offers Threat-hunting and Detection services to mitigate the risk of unauthorized intruders.

Final Thoughts

Cybersecurity is vital for organizations; only skilled experts may protect you from attacks. CYBLU is ambitious in this regard. Our comprehensive methodology, expertise, and high standards of quality help prevent and mitigate potential threats. We serve the best solutions to keep you safe and protect your organization.

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