10 Security Threats In Which Partners Can Be Heroes


(NOTE: This story was orginally posted to CRN.com July 20.)

Beware Of New And Old Threats

It has been a year so far of new and old cybersecurity threats, according to Cisco's Midyear Cybersecurity Report. While email and spyware continued to be threats on the rise, the report said new threats around Malware-as-a-Service, the cloud, Distributed Denial of Service and the Internet of Things are also growing. These threats present a significant opportunity for partners who can step up to the plate to help customers with emerging threat areas, with a managed security and architecture-based approach, said Dave Gronner, senior manager of security-go-to-market, global partner organization at Cisco.

"It's a phenomenal opportunity for partners," Gronner said about security. "There hasn't been anything this big in a consultative, trusted adviser requirement in quite a while." Here are 10 threat trends solution providers should watch out for, as highlighted in the Cisco report.