Destiny Bertucci, a “head geek” at IT management and security vendor SolarWinds, has good news and bad news for channel pros. First the bad news: Hackers will devote more of their nefarious attention to SMBs next year.
“While we don’t see breaches slowing down, we are predicting that small and mid-sized businesses will be the easiest targets in 2019,” says Bertucci in emailed remarks. “With weaker security, a lack of user education, and fewer trained professionals, these factors dramatically simplify the opportunity for breaches. Hackers will easily be able to access their data and target SMBs for more money.”
Now the good news: All of those attacks will increase demand among SMBs for security services. According to Bertucci, a lot of MSPs will outsource that work to MSSPs.
“MSPs are seeing the opportunity to expand their businesses to include security services; however, we can expect that many will lack existing security resources and as a result look for partnered assistance from Managed Security Service Providers.”
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