The top cybersecurity risks of 2023 include a shortage of trained cyber professionals, international strife and continued vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure services, according to a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center.


Increasing geopolitical tensions, vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and a patchwork of needed regulations are some of the factors contributing to a host of cybersecurity threats facing the public and private sectors in the new year, a panel of experts said during an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center on Monday.

The panel discussion was held to mark the release of a new report from the Washington-based think tank, which examined some of the top cybersecurity risks facing individuals, companies and government in 2023. The report identified eight “macro risks” likely to represent the biggest threats in cyberspace this year, including: an evolving geopolitical environment; a global cyber arms race; vulnerable critical infrastructure; a lack of needed investments in cyber preparedness; regulatory uncertainty; a shortage of cyber talent; insufficient corporate governance; and economic uncertainty. 

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