Autotask Week in IT: As Cloud Grows, So Do Security Needs

February 12, 2016  

Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

MSPmentor: 7 Tips to Create a DR Plan for SMBs
By Dan Kobialka

Want to help your small and medium-sized business customers develop and deploy a disaster recovery (DR) plan? Here are seven tips for managed service providers to help their SMB customers launch successful DR plans. This plan should include workplace safety measures designed to safeguard employees and an evacuation plan that can be launched immediately.

CIO: Current p2p trends threatening enterprise security
By Kacy Zurkus

Security threats from peer to peer (p2p) communication are nothing new, but they are becoming more sophisticated. From ransomware and botnets, these threats are global threats that continue to evolve in more sophisticated ways. If security teams aren’t looking for them, they may go undetected, which could be costly for the enterprise. The TrendLabs Security Intelligence blog has been talking about ransomware and CryptoLocker threats for the better part of this and the last decade.

Channelnomics: M&As an answer for competitive MSP space
By Scharon Harding

Managed services have taken off over the last decade, seeing increasing demand from security to cloud and more. While taking a vertical approach has been some MSPs' answer to fighting increasing competition, starting a new business in a vertical like healthcare, for example, can be very time consuming if done from scratch. This is where M&As can help an MSP make their move faster, according to Mark Scott, CEO of TUC Managed IT Solutions.

Channelinsider: Confidence in the Cloud Keeps Growing
By Gina Roos

Moving to cloud-based services doesn't mean increased security risks and threats if the right policies are in place, concludes a new survey from Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), sponsored by Skyhigh Networks. "The Cloud Balancing Act for IT" survey report indicates that IT and security professionals across the globe are growing more confident in their cloud security measures and are moving more systems of record to the cloud.

eWeek: Seven Trends IT Vendors Should Keep an Eye On in 2016
By Darryl K. Taft

For the last several years, there has been an increased focus on enterprise technology. 2015 was yet another exciting year, with an increase in available cloud technology; new tools to help manage hybrid cloud configurations; and advancements in security, storage and business continuity services. Headlines continuously covered ground-breaking mergers and acquisitions, all too many data breaches and much speculation over cloud computing.

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