MSPs, Hybrid Workers and Connected Cars Face Cyber-Threat Onslaught in 2023

Trend Micro’s forward-looking report predicts how the threat landscape will evolve

SYDNEY, December 14, 2022 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today released Future/Tense: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2023. The report warns that threat actors will ramp up attacks targeting security blind spots in the home office, software supply chain and cloud in the coming year.

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“The pandemic might be receding, but remote working is here to stay,” said Mick McCluney, Technical Director ANZ at Trend Micro. “That means a renewed threat actor focus on unpatched VPNs, connected SOHO devices and back-end cloud infrastructure in 2023. In response, organisations will need to focus on helping overworked security teams by consolidating attack surface management and detection and response to a single, more cost-effective platform.”

According to the report, VPNs represent a particularly attractive target as a single solution could be exploited to target multiple corporate networks. Home routers will also be singled out as they’re often left unpatched and unmanaged by central IT.

Alongside the threat to hybrid workers, the report anticipates several trends for IT security leaders to watch out for in 2023, including:

Trend Micro recommends organisations mitigate these emerging threats in 2023 via:



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