What Are the Biggest Challenges to Cybersecurity in 2023?

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As we navigate through 2023, the digital frontier continues to expand, bringing forth numerous novel opportunities and, regrettably, a myriad of cybersecurity threats. These cyber threats are not simply an IT concern; they have profound implications for business continuity, customer trust, and national security. 

Understanding these risks and their evolution is the first step in mounting an effective defense. This article will explore the most significant cybersecurity threats organizations face in 2023, providing insights into their nature, their potential impacts, and the steps you can take to safeguard against them. 


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What Is NERC CIP Compliance?

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The continual news of state-sponsored hackers attacking U.S. infrastructure has led the general public to better understand that digital security is a critical part of our overall national security. Digital systems aren’t isolated to high-tech companies–instead, cybersecurity touches on almost every aspect of our lives, particularly energy and utility management.

The U.S. government was already ahead of this curve and, starting in the 1990s, began implementing government regulations (in partnership with private companies) to protect the country’s electrical infrastructure. This led to the North America Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) requirements. 


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Zero Trust and the New National Strategy for Cybersecurity

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January 26, 2022–The White House is expected to release a new strategy related to cybersecurity to address modern threats and vulnerabilities. Stemming from Executive Order 14028 on Improving National Cybersecurity, this strategy is expected to implement new standards and requirements for federal agencies built around the concept of zero-trust security.

What is zero trust, and how does it shape cyber defense? It will be the new paradigm around which IT, cloud systems, and information governance will revolve for government agencies. 


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