Press Release

December 7, 2022

Sydney, Australia, 07 December 2022

Huntsman Security today announced its cyber security predictions for 2023, including the importance of cyber security posture, systematic risk management and the expected changes driven by the insurance industry. In addition, the company outlines why cyber security guidelines are likely to become more global, and why the industry needs to evolve from “eminence-based” decision making to a more scalable evidence-based approach.

Cyber security posture management and risk assessment management rise to greater prominence

Although the rise in the number of ransomware attacks has flattened, organisations still need to be aware of areas of potential attack risk (attack surfaces) and must be able to demonstrate control of them. Organisations should focus on either:

  • Cyber Security Posture – Measuring the state of cyber resilience or overall cyber security readiness; or the more targeted
  • Attack Surface Management (ASM) – Accurate visibility of the “attack surface” – the IT infrastructure assets and the relative risk resulting from vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.

As organisations seek greater efficiency, and adversaries continue to attack emerging weaknesses, 2023 will see the rapid adoption of these solutions to quickly and more accurately prioritise and report any changes in cyber posture.

Cyber insurance driving security control improvements

Security controls will be key to insurers better supporting their customers and more accurately pricing cyber risk. 2023 will see insurers demanding increased controls and quantitative measurement alongside a rise in regulatory requirements for cyber risk oversight.

Convergence of cyber corporate governance rules

Corporate governance rules are converging, with governments and organisations all facing similar if not the same threats. Organisations everywhere will need to comply with these increasingly common cyber controls to meet multi-national regulations. In 2023, cyber governance will become more formalised, and the cyber security decisions companies make, will be the subject of increasing accountability and scrutiny.

Shifting from eminence to evidence-based decision making

Cyber security decisions are often based on the eminence, reputation and experience of experts. With growing cyber resourcing issues, however, real-time evidence, new risk frameworks and measurement methodologies are becoming a more critical element of effective cyber governance.

2023 will see a move to evidence-based decision making – aided by the availability of technologies to enable the measurement and systematic management of risk data.

Huntsman Security has published a full whitepaper that includes further detail on the four predictions above, as well as other predictions, the paper can be downloaded here: Cyber Security Predictions 2023.

About Huntsman Security

Since 1999, Huntsman Security has been on the cutting edge of cyber security software development, serving some of the most sensitive and secure intelligence, defence and criminal justice environments in the world. With offices in Australia and the UK, and operations in Japan and the Philippines, we deliver risk management, monitoring and response technology through utilising machine learning and high speed in stream processing to collect and contextualise security data in real time. Our most sought-after products, used by government departments and commercial organisations worldwide, include:

  • SmartCheck for Ransomware a quick & easy solution to measure and assess an organisation’s state of readiness and defence against ransomware attacks
  • Essential 8 Auditor an on-demand cyber vulnerability & maturity assessment tool, for quick implementation and use
  • Essential 8 Scorecard a continuous risk reduction & cyber security control measurement software enabling dynamic cyber risk management
  • Enterprise SIEM & MSSP SIEM a mission critical cyber security analytics application, providing a complete cyber threat detection, analysis, incident management and reporting system

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