Autotask Week in IT: Millennials, Threats for 2018 and Future Cloud Growth

December 29, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

CSO: The Dirty Dozen: 12 Top Security Threats for 2018
By Bob Violino
Cloud computing continues to transform the way organizations use, store and share data, applications and workloads. It has also introduced a host of new security threats and challenges. With so much data going into the cloud—and into public cloud services in particular—these resources become natural targets for bad actors.

Forbes: The 4 Top Security Concerns on the Minds of Millennials
By Larry Alton
When it comes to cybersecurity, millennials are a radically different generation. They’re far more tech savvy than their older generational counterparts, but various pieces of research show that they worry less about being the target of a hack or a breach. Does this mean that millennials don’t care about cybersecurity, or that they represent a bigger risk in the workforce?

Information Management: Predictions 2018: New Ransomware Threats Lead to Top Trends in Data Security
By Adi Dar
A recent study indicates there are an average of 130 security breaches each year and that the annual number of security breaches is increasing by 27.4 percent each year. In 2018, the volume, complexity and stakes of cyberattacks will only continue to increase -- with malicious actors capitalizing on the IT/OT/IoT convergence phenomenon to identify new attack vectors and wreak more widespread havoc.

Information Week: Is it Time for your Organization to Invest in AI?
By John Edwards
Could it be possible that after years of forecasts and speculation, not to mention an endless number of science fiction stories, movies and TV shows, that AI is finally ready to become an indispensable real-world technology? A recent Accenture survey finds that 85% of business executives plan to invest heavily in AI-related technologies over the next three years. 

Business Computing World: 4 Ways Cloud Will Grow in 2018
By Jim Somers
The cloud offers flexibility, agility and scalability in an increasingly connected world but the technology is moving at a breathtaking pace. With advances developing rapidly, more organizations are looking to achieve greater operational efficiency and move away from traditional networks. 

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