As the stores start to stock Christmas-related goods, the radio stations slowly introduce festive music and social media is awash with countdown memes, it can mean only one thing. It is time for those 2019 IT security trend prediction articles, blogs and reports.
Who are we to buck a tradition?
Infinigate UK has had a busy year working with our established vendor partners, introducing some newer offerings to our portfolio and supporting of highly valued reseller partners – which has not only given us great insight into the challenges faced by the IT security team over the past year but also revealed where 2019 is going to take the market.
So, without further ado, here are our top four areas of focus for the IT security market in 2019.
Managed Security Services
In January of this year, we decided to ask 15 of our valued added reseller partners what their customers were telling them would be a focus over the next three years. Almost unanimously, the feedback was an increase in the use of managed security services providers (MSSP).
With cyber security no longer posing a threat for just the larger of the world’s organizations, small- and medium-sized businesses have been forced to look at how they can access highly skilled resources and adopt enterprise-class solutions on a restricted budget.
Managed security services providers are providing such access through managed solutions offered at smaller subscription rates and contracting their professional services resources on daily rates. This leveling of the playing fields between different sized organizations through managed security services has been popular throughout 2018, and we expect it to continue into next year and beyond.
As organizations become more and more digitalized, their reliance on their IT systems being both fast and hyper available increases respectively.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tripwire Guest Authors. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-awareness/events/strategising-new-year-security-teams-2019/