Global cyber threat intelligence provider Cybersixgill has released its anticipated cybersecurity trends for the year 2024 and beyond. The company’s experts foresee a landscape shaped by the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), intricate regulatory requirements, expanding attack surfaces, and heightened geopolitical issues.
AI’s Pervasive Influence on Cybersecurity
Cybersixgill’s first prediction centers on the broader accessibility of AI in cybersecurity. The company anticipates that the value of AI in cybersecurity hinges on the breadth and reliability of data.
AI as a Double-Edged Sword: Attack Tool and Target
As AI takes center stage in cybersecurity defenses, Cybersixgill’s second prediction raises a red flag about its potential misuse. In the coming year, threat actors are expected to harness AI to automate large-scale cyberattacks, craft duplicitous phishing email campaigns, and develop malicious content with pinpoint accuracy.
Regulatory Mandates Elevate Corporate Accountability
As cyber threats rise, especially with expanded attack surfaces, regulations are expected to make top-level executives more responsible for their organization’s cybersecurity practices. To comply with stricter reporting rules, companies may add cybersecurity experts to their leadership boards.
CTI’s Central Role in Proactive Cybersecurity
Cybersixgill’s fourth prediction emphasizes the fusion of proactive cybersecurity and tool consolidation, underlining the critical role of cyber threat intelligence. More companies are adopting Threat Exposure Management, a proactive cybersecurity approach focused on identifying, assessing, and mitigating potential security risks and vulnerabilities within an organization’s digital environment. As a result of that adoption, cyber threat intelligence (CTI) is poised to be a foundational component, providing insights to mitigate operational risks.
Expanding Motivations for Cyber Attacks
In its fifth prediction, Cybersixgill highlights the broadening motivations behind cyber attacks in 2024. As geopolitical tensions and other issues come to the forefront, threat actors are predicted to target entities beyond financial gain.