Cybersecurity is critical for companies of all sizes across every industry and region. Governments and organisations also face intense challenges to ensure the protection of digital assets – often from rival states.
With trillions of dollars currently being lost to cybercrime annually, 2023 is the year in which countries build out their defences and fight back. Unlike most conflicts, however, this battle will be fought in local legislatures and at global political forums, starting with the UN and extending down through various geostrategic partnerships.
To address these issues, Access Partnership has chosen cybersecurity as one of our Tech Policy Trends for 2023. Each year, our report provides a snapshot of the biggest questions looming over the technology sector, leveraging our expertise in government relations, policy analysis, and compliance and licensing to offer objective insight into how various policy areas will evolve over the next 12 months.
Ransomware, malware, phishing, IoT, and data poisoning are just a handful of techniques in a growing arsenal of impediments to economic development. Artificial intelligence promises to expand both the scale and sophistication of such attacks while helping to create new ones.
Businesses need clarity on the key short-term developments, what they will achieve, and whether they will prove sufficient. But could overeager administrations tip the balance too far in the other direction by imposing poorly conceived incident report requirements that overemphasise minor risks at the expense of major threats? How will the response in emerging markets differ from that of global superpowers? Which countries are likely to forgo international collaboration to pursue their own geostrategic agreements?
Cybersecurity matters to everyone, everywhere. No form of technological innovation can thrive without the knowledge that the infrastructure it supports won’t be compromised by malicious actors. The public and private sectors both have roles to play in realising that ambition, but will 2023 be the year in which it finally starts to become a reality?
Access Partnership’s Tech Policy Trends 2023 report brings objectivity and nuance to a sector dominated by wild claims and rampant speculation. To get to the heart of what our roads will look like by the end of next year, download our full report.
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