Manny Veiga

Manny Veiga is Chief Storyteller at Intronis and is responsible for managing the Intronis blog and social media networks.
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Ebola virus used as bait in malware and phishing scams

Posted by Manny Veiga on Aug 19, 2014 10:43:23 AM

Cybercriminals are leveraging international media attention on the Ebola virus to launch phishing campaigns designed to trick users into downloading malware or surrendering personal information.

Symantec researchers this week identified at least four malware operations that sought to prey upon the public's interest in the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.

It's yet another example of how cybercriminals frequently latch onto popular topics in their social engineering schemes. Other recent examples include a Fourth of July malware that targeted travel websites and a virus disguised as a CryptoLocker fixer tool.

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Topics: IT Security

SuperValu latest retail corp hit by data breach

Posted by Manny Veiga on Aug 15, 2014 4:14:03 PM

A breach of consumer credit card data has affected at leasat 180 grocery and liquor stores owned, franchised or serviced by the retailing corporation SuperValu, according to an Associated Press report.

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Topics: Data Loss

Shadow IT: BYOD still invisible to many IT managers

Posted by Manny Veiga on Jul 31, 2014 1:13:00 PM

The BYOD trend continues to prove that employees will take any and all steps to be productive, whether their IT managers realize it or not.

Recent research from Ovum suggests that IT administrators are totally unaware of around 30 to 35 percent of all employee-owned devices being brought into the workplace. That means company data is potentially being exposed to and shared on devices that many IT admins don't even know exist. 

On top of that, 22 percent of full-time employees use their own file sync and share app to store work data. As a result, SMB data is potentially being stored in locations that are completely invisible to the IT manager.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management

The business benefit that's driving your SMBs to the cloud

Posted by Manny Veiga on Jul 23, 2014 1:00:00 PM

What can cloud do for you?

According to a new survey by Harvard Business Review and Verizon Enterprise Solutions, businesses think the best reason to choose the cloud is because it improves "business agility."

What, exactly, is business agility? Tech writer Joe McKendrick tried to define this vague term in a post for Forbes, suggesting that agility means doing the right things faster.

That's an important takeway for IT services providers, because it gives you the perspective of knowing what your customers are looking for from their IT.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Studies, experts, and Edward Snowden say data encryption is lacking

Posted by Manny Veiga on Jul 18, 2014 11:35:28 AM

A new IT survey is the latest to shed light on the data encryption habits of IT professionals, revealing that more than a third send sensitive information outside corporate networks without first encrypting it.

Voltage Security published a survey of more than 200 European IT professionals who the company interviewed at a recent IT event. In all, around 36 percent of IT pros admitted to transmitting unecrypted data outside their organization, while almost half of respondents said they don't encrypt data at all. 

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Topics: Data Encyption

Less is more: Data backup sprawl is wasting your time and money

Posted by Manny Veiga on Jul 2, 2014 12:46:00 PM

Having options is normally a good thing. What's tricky is when you have so many options on your hands that it overcomplicates what should be a fairly simple process.less_is_more_sm

We're approaching that sort of reality in today's data backup environment. The IT channel is flooded with a wide variety of cloud backup vendors, and that can create administrative and financial challenges for MSPs. 

Storage industry analyst George Crump of Storage Switzerland spoke to some of the challenges of deploying multiple backup solutions in one environment at the two-day Storage Decisions conference, sponsored by Tech Target.

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

Alert: Malware tricks users into downloading CryptoLocker decryption tool

Posted by Manny Veiga on Jun 17, 2014 9:40:45 AM

Reports say cybercriminals are taking advantage of the recent news coverage around CryptoLocker to launch a phishing attack that tricks victims into paying for bogus software.

Bullguard Security says it has identified a spam email campaign that offers a CryptoLocker “decryption tool,” which it claims can restore access to files that CryptoLocker has infected and encrypted.

Attackers are hoping to drum up hysteria from victims who might have heard or read about CryptoLocker recently. The Today Show aired a segment on CryptoLocker just this morning, warning users against opening unfamiliar emails and reporting that several copycats are on the way.

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Topics: Intronis Support Center

Next week, learn how Intronis will create unlimited MSP opportunities

Posted by Manny Veiga on Jun 4, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Next week will be big for Intronis. We’re making huge changes that will transform the data protection business opportunity available to MSPs forever.

You can get a first look at our big news at Autotask Community Live, from June 8 to June 10 in sunny Miami. You won’t want to miss our presentation Tuesday, June 10 at 1:40 p.m. in the Regency 2 room, where co-founder Neal Bradbury will provide the full details on how we’re making it even easier for partners to profit significantly when they sell data protection.

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Topics: Intronis Support Center

Coming to a city near you: The Intronis 360° Tour

Posted by Manny Veiga on May 30, 2014 11:00:00 AM

This summer, we’re bringing Intronis to your doorstep. Our team is hitting the road and offering our partners an up-close look at our new platform with a number of local events around the country.

The Intronis 360° Tour kicks off June 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Boston Marriott Burlington.

The first in a series of partner-focused events that will visit additional cities across the U.S, the free event is a unique opportunity for partners to interact with the Intronis team and learn first-hand what we have in store this summer.

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Topics: Intronis Support Center

A traitor in our midst: The insider threat to IT security

Posted by Manny Veiga on May 28, 2014 12:58:00 PM

Plenty of attention has been paid to the IT threats that emerge outside an organization - hackers, APTs, malware - but what tools exist to help IT pros manage the risks sitting right under their noses?

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Topics: IT Security