SEQRITE, a leading global enterprise cybersecurity solutions provider, shared its predictions for the cybersecurity space in 2023 and beyond. As per the cybersecurity solutions firm, the use of Android malware will rise this year, as threat actors gradually move past screen-sharing applications to execute attacks. Zero-day attacks make up a significant portion of cyberattacks encountered by enterprises. It has been reported that 30% of all malware attacks are zero-day exploits. Cloud service providers kept providing their products, allowing clients to easily and quickly construct applications. Since they cannot be installed on test equipment or reverse-engineered, these services are comparatively safe. However, as more businesses rely on cloud services, they become more open to malicious assaults. The Cosmos DB and Apache Log4J critical vulnerabilities of 2021 served as a reminder of the seriousness of these problems. Our forecast came true in 2022 when zero-days hit even more systems, including Apple iOS, Atlassian Confluence, Chromium, Google Pixel, Linux, WebKit, and Windows.
Such types of cybersecurity flaws are sought after by cybercriminals who deploy them to execute commands impersonating well-known systems. They might get access to and steal password-protected information, act like another user, or conduct denial-of-service attacks. For instance, a system flaw in cloud storage may provide access to data that would otherwise be protected.
The threat of zero-day threats will not diminish. In the ongoing struggle against cybersecurity threats, it is crucial to defend against all aspects of the vulnerability.