With technological advances and as more personal and professional activities occur over the internet, online security and privacy have become crucial. In the coming years, we expect heightened awareness of data breaches, more privacy regulations, and improved privacy in data collection and use, among other online privacy and security trends.
In the recent past, the recurrent events of security breaches, data abuses by businesses, and government surveillance created mainstream interest in digital privacy. Eventually, it also attracted much attention from online threat actors.
So, expectedly, large corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies will be significant targets for cyberattacks from 2023 onward. Also, cybercriminals are becoming increasingly interested in personal data readily available on most platforms, mainly social media sites.
Further, the dwindling economy will drive cybercriminal creativity, leading to new innovations to common digital crimes, including attacks to disrupt the accessibility of basic amenities such as water, electricity, gas, or the World Wide Web. This article delves deeper into online security and privacy trends in 2023 and beyond.