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10 Security Predictions For 2018

Solution providers will have to contend with an array of security-related challenges in 2018 ranging from GDPR compliance and ransomware to an expanding perimeter and securing sensor-enabled devices. Here's how we think they'll do it.

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New Year, New Threats

The cybersecurity industry enters 2018 still reeling from the WannaCry ransomware attacks and the Equifax data breach that impacted more than 143 million people.

As vendors and solution providers gear up to address emerging threats, they will also need to help customers contend with the European Union's onerous General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements once they take effect in May.

With end users contending with both increased risk and increased compliance requirements, many will elevate security to a boardroom-level discussion with the hiring of a Chief Security Officer or Chief Information Security Officer. Others will turn ongoing security monitoring and management over to a managed security service provider (MSSP) to capitalize on their tools and expertise.

Here are 10 security trends the channel should watch for in 2018.

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