As the world becomes more digitized and interconnected, the opportunity for attacks is greater than ever. Additionally, rising new technologies and geopolitical crises fuel cyberattacks and make them more effective. As a result, in 2024, the question for many will no longer be whether they will be hit, but rather when.
How do you plan to navigate the growing cyber threat landscape?
These past few years have been a wake-up call for companies of all sizes as the number and severity of cyberattacks have been increasing in Germany and around the world. This alarming increase made executives more aware of the urgency of making cybersecurity finally a strategic priority.
In our increasingly interconnected and digitized world characterized by geopolitical tensions, the targets for attacks have expanded considerably. Small and medium-sized enterprises, which often underestimate their vulnerability, are being targeted in particular. And even large companies that already maintain high security standards are not immune to the advanced methods used by professional hacker organizations.
Top risks such as phishing and faster ransomware attacks continue to dominate the threat landscape, while the growing numbers of devices connected to networks are adding more vulnerabilities, which further compound the threats.
And with the use of AI, the ability to exploit these vulnerabilities is being propelled to a new level. It is no longer just connected end clients, IT and OT components, or Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are being targeted. Other industries, such as the automotive industry, must also protect their assets and software-defined vehicles against cyber threats better than ever before.
But what can you do if, in the worst case, your own economic existence is threatened by the impact of a cyberattack? Should you form alliances to share valuable security know-how and arm yourself against cyber gangs that are also increasingly working together? Or should you lean on the ever more stringent standards and regulations to help increase your own cyber defense capabilities?
Regardless of what your answers are, our Cybersecurity Trends 2024 will identify the challenges you need to prepare for.
Cybersecurity at TÜV Rheinland
For more than 20 years, the cybersecurity services provided by TÜV Rheinland have been helping companies from various industries to securely use innovative technologies. In order to achieve this, we combine our cybersecurity expertise with a high level of industry know-how.
Your benefit: Our cybersecurity solutions aim to combine security and data protection in an increasingly vulnerable world of connected systems and devices. Among other things, we conduct cybersecurity tests, industrial security audits, and data protection audits for the Internet of Things (IoT) and for cloud infrastructures.
Precision and security: TÜV Rheinland operates a global network of more than one hundred laboratories, which can perform all cybersecurity and data protection tests for manufacturers from a single source.