Gartner’s Trending Topics

Gartner is one of the world’s most respected technology research companies, and is at the forefront of predictions and trends happening across the global business environment.

So it’s interesting to note that on their homepage they have a list of ‘Trending Topics’; with Gartner being at the forefront of tech research, it’s natural to assume that these are some of the hottest topics in the business and technology industry at the moment.

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WannaCry and ChannelCenter’s Security Vendor Integrations, Bitdefender and Kaspersky

The recent WannaCry ransomware sent the world into a panic, starting on Friday 12 May 2017 and infecting more than 230 000 computers in 150 countries, with the software demanding ransom payments in bitcoin in 28 languages.

Thanks to web security researcher ‘MalwareTech‘ finding a kill switch and registering a website that was mentioned in the code of the ransomware, the spread of infection slowed and has subsequently been brought under control, as Microsoft rushed to patch an existing security vulnerability as well.

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Cybersecurity, One of the Channel’s Hottest Sectors

Cybersecurity has played an increasingly important role in the IT landscape in recent years, and has become a constant theme in the lives of both individuals and businesses. Due to technology changing at an astounding rate, threats are evolving rapidly too – with cybercriminals finding new and creative ways to exploit users and technology all the time.

Whereas only a few years ago, security was a fringe issue with not much strategic business importance, it is now viewed as a central part of business strategy due to the massive potential damage which data breaches can incur on a business’ operations and reputation.

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