Emerging Cybersecurity Statistics and Trends in 2023: What You Need to Know

EC-Council’s whitepaper on “Emerging Cybersecurity Statistics and Trends in 2023: What You Need to Know,” authored by Jeff Barron, the Director of Professional Services—Offensive Security at Critical Path Security, is a comprehensive analysis of the evolving threat landscape in the world of cybersecurity. The whitepaper provides valuable insights into emerging cybersecurity trends and statistics that organizations should be aware of to stay ahead of cyber attackers.

This whitepaper begins by highlighting the current state of cybercrime, which has rapidly increased in volume and complexity. Cybercrime is estimated to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. It discusses the rise of ransomware attacks, which have become increasingly common and sophisticated. In particular, the whitepaper examines the use of double extortion tactics, where attackers encrypt the victim’s data and threaten to publish it if their demands are unmet.


The whitepaper also discusses the growing importance of endpoint security. With the rise of remote work, endpoints have become a key target for cybercriminals. In this light, organizations must implement comprehensive endpoint protection to safeguard their sensitive data and systems from cyber threats. Another significant trend highlighted in the whitepaper is the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in cyber attacks.

Cybercriminals are leveraging these technologies to launch more sophisticated and targeted attacks. For instance, deep fake attacks, which use AI to create convincing fake videos or audio, can be used for social engineering and phishing. Moreover, the whitepaper also sheds light on the importance of cloud security. As more organizations move their operations to the cloud, the attack surface expands, and the risk of data breaches increases. It also emphasizes the need for robust cloud security measures to safeguard cloud-based assets from cyber threats. Finally, the whitepaper discusses the importance of employee awareness and training in cybersecurity. With human error being one of the leading causes of data breaches, organizations need to educate their employees on cybersecurity best practices. The whitepaper provides insights into effective employee training programs and how they can enhance an organization’s cybersecurity posture.

In conclusion, EC-Council’s whitepaper on Emerging Cybersecurity Statistics and Trends in 2023: What You Need to Know is a must-read for any organization looking to stay ahead of the evolving cyber threat landscape. The whitepaper provides valuable insights into the latest cybersecurity trends and statistics and recommendations on enhancing an organization’s cybersecurity posture. To download the full whitepaper, please submit your details in the form below.

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About the Author

Jeff Barron

Jeff Barron

Director of Professional Services - Offensive Security at Critical Path Security

Jeff Barron is an Operations Leader and a Senior Executive who has experienced year-after-year success in generating revenue, business growth, and quick turnarounds within fast-paced startups and multinational corporate environments. He has extensive experience leading customer-oriented and technology-driven teams and has implemented financial controls for US GAAP and IFRS Compliance standards. He is the full-time Vice President of the Sales Division at the First Commonwealth Bank. He has previously served as the Managing Director of Caldwell Capital, having managed the portfolios of over 290 fleet accounts across 43 states. Jeff is also an Associate National Vehicle Leasing Association (NVLA) member since February 2018 and an official Master of Yachts at the International Yacht Training Worldwide.
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