Experian 11th Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast Details Emerging Cyber Threats in 2024

Published: January 25, 2024 by Michael Bruemmer

In its 11th year, Experian’s Data Breach Resolution group today released its annual Data Breach Industry Forecast for 2024. The report’s global outlook identifies potential moves cybercriminals near and far may take to penetrate organizations and cause chaos. The six predictions included offer commentary into the evolving landscape including the vulnerabilities in expansive data supply chains, what may be new targets, and the sophistication of cyber crews globally.

A key reminder is that cybercriminals are working smarter not harder. Like many, they too are potentially leveraging modern tools like artificial intelligence. There may be sophisticated cybergangs operating like organized crime families. Also, hackers today could be backed by growing resources from nation-state sponsors. Their MO is not only stealing data to possibly sell on the dark web or deploy ransomware anymore. They can potentially reap benefits by disrupting economies or industries as we mention in our prediction, “No, not Mother Earth!” or use intellectual property as collateral or for personal gain outlined in the “Winning from the Inside” prediction, for example. There are always new ways of conducting “business” for cybercriminals.

In the face of emerging cyber threats, organizations are urged to prioritize cybersecurity as a fundamental aspect of their operations. They should regularly update and reinforce security protocols, conduct thorough risk assessments, and invest in cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies. By staying vigilant and adopting a proactive cybersecurity stance, organizations can significantly mitigate the risks posed by the evolving tactics of cybercriminals in 2024 and beyond.

Experian Global Data Breach Resolution offers international resources for companies impacted by a security incident and services include IdentityWorks℠ Global, multilingual call centers, and notifications covering more than 100 countries. Experian has also recently expanded capabilities to Japan, Taiwan and Thailand.

To access the complimentary report, visit https://ex.pn/2024databreachindustryforecast.

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