Below is a snapshot of the threats Fortinet anticipate seeing in 2023. Their Threat Landscape Predictions for 2023 report covers all this and more.
Prepare for More Advanced Persistent Cybercrime
In just the first half of 2022, the number of new ransomware variants Fortinet identified increased by nearly 100% compared to the previous six-month period, with FortiGuard Labs team documenting 10,666 new ransomware variants in 1H 2022 compared to just 5,400 in 2H 2021. This rise can largely be attributed to the growth of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS).
CaaS Offerings Will Go Mainstream
The emerging CaaS (Crime-as-a-service) model allows cybercriminals of all skill levels to deploy more sophisticated attacks without investing the time and resources to craft their unique plan.
Wipers are Already Running Rampant
Fortinet anticipates that cybercriminals will increasingly combine wiper technology with various threats to maximize the level of ongoing destruction they can cause.
New Technologies Will Open the Door to More Attacker Activity
As more “deep web” technologies start to go mainstream, Fortinet predicts that 2023 will be a significant year for new risks to emerge associated with digital destinations like virtual cities, Web3, quantum computing, and more.
Protect Your Organization from Emerging Threats
Whenever possible, enhance security solutions with machine learning (ML) and AI so they can detect attack patterns and stop threats in real-time.