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Ten cyber security predictions for 2019

It’s the time of year where we start looking ahead to the New Year and the possible changes that may occur in the threat landscape. In this article, Ian Kilpatrick makes ten predictions for changes that may occur in the cyber security environment.

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Survey finds that ransomware is still the most significant cyber threat to small-to-medium sized businesses

Datto, Inc., has published the findings of its third annual Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report, which found that ransomware continues to be the leading type of cyber attack experienced by small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) and business continuity and disaster recovery technologies are the most effective methods for ransomware protection.

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Managing mission critical applications in 2019

2019 could see major changes in the way that organizations manage their mission critical applications. Jerry Melnick looks at developments that he expects to see in the areas of cloud, high availability, DevOps, IT operations analytics and artificial intelligence.

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Seasonal shopping days: advice for retailers on avoiding damaging downtime

Seasonal shopping days, such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, while great for consumers, can be manically stressful for IT teams, who are tasked with keeping IT systems running smoothly and securely despite sometimes unprecedented surges in traffic. Any downtime on Black Friday could cost a retail business huge amounts, and lead to disgruntled customers.

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