WEF 2024 Report: Cybersecurity taking lead, trust rebuilding, zero trust crucial

January 17, 2024
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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its global cybersecurity outlook 2024 report, which highlights the importance of cybersecurity and zero trust in rebuilding trust. The report, which was created in collaboration with Accenture, identifies geopolitical instability as a top cybersecurity driver and predicts that attackers will have an advantage in the use of AI in cybersecurity. The report also highlights concerns about weaponized machine learning models and the use of AI for creating attack tools. The survey found that a significant number of CEOs and senior executives have fallen victim to phishing scams, and most organizations have a relationship with a third party that has experienced a breach. The report emphasizes the need for organizations to prioritize cybersecurity fundamentals and adopt a zero trust framework. It suggests that securing software supply chains, implementing least privilege access, microsegmentation, multi-factor authentication, and continuous monitoring and evaluation are key elements of a zero trust approach. The report also highlights the business value of zero trust, citing its potential to accelerate growth, improve customer experiences, and preserve revenue.

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