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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Infographic: The crippling effects of data loss on SMBs

Posted by Kristen Ciccolini on May 12, 2014 11:36:00 AM

Did you know that cybercriminals steal more than $1 billion from SMBs annually?

Nearly 80 percent of organizations have experienced a data breach in the last two years, and 72 percent of those who suffer a breach go under within 24 months, according to a new infographic released by Imprima.

Data loss is an enormously expensive blow to an organization. Most victims who suffer data loss for more than 10 days reportedly file for bankruptcy within one year, and half do immediately.

Despite these statistics, 60 percent of SMBs confess that they do not perform routine backups. 

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What are the biggest IT security threats? It depends on your industry

Posted by Kristen Ciccolini on May 1, 2014 1:00:00 PM

The new Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report has found that device theft or loss is the most common adverse security event across all industries.

Covering a decade of more than 63,000 security incidents, the Verizon report notes that 94 percent of threats to data security in 2013 can fit into nine categories: point-of-sale intrusions, web app attacks, insider privilege and misuse, physical theft and loss, miscellaneous errors, crimeware, payment card skimmers, denial of service, cyber-espionage, with the other 6 percent covering “everything else.”

While the frequency of each pattern depends upon the industry, data loss and theft apply to all.

According to the report, incidents of loss are 15 times more common than theft, meaning many data loss incidents can be attributed to employees simply misplacing laptops, flash drives and other media and devices that contain sensitive information.

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Infographic: Top 10 types of data SMBs need to protect

Posted by Kristen Ciccolini on Apr 9, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Running a small business is no easy feat, and owners are likely to experience pitfalls every now and then. But you can help your clients avoid a whirlwind of problems by guiding them in the right direction when it comes to data security.

Many SMBs aren’t sure which type of data they should back up and protect, and most business owners aren’t properly protecting themselves from data loss.  By failing to protect their data, these businesses are at serious risk. According to research by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, 94 percent of SMBs that experience catastrophic data loss without a contingency plan fail within two years.

We’ve put together a new infographic that outlines 10 types of data you can recommend your clients protect and that explains why security should be a priority.

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How data security gaps are leading to IT pressure for SMBs

Posted by Kristen Ciccolini on Apr 3, 2014 1:08:00 PM

Saving time and money is likely part of your usual pitch to your small businesses, but IT security staffers have a bigger problem for you to solve: holes in their data security.

Many IT teams have recently reported feeling forced to present major projects before they were ready, raising concerns about potential threats to organizations’ data safety.

Nearly 80 percent of IT security staffers have prematurely unveiled projects in the last year due to pressure from their organizations, according to a new survey by unified threat management solution company Trustwave Holdings Inc.

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Data Loss Gremlins defeated, World Backup Day saved from disaster!

Posted by Manny Veiga on Apr 1, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Businesses and IT professionals worldwide rose to the occasion this past World Backup Day, backing up their critical data and keeping it safe from the notorious Data Loss Gremlins.

The Intronis Gremlins Report Twitter account declared victory over the notorious menaces this morning, revealing that despite attempting to crash thousands of servers and bash piles of data, the Data Loss Gremlins failed to ruin World Backup Day for businesses worldwide.

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The Data Loss Gremlins unleashed on World Backup Day

Posted by Manny Veiga on Mar 31, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Our Data Loss Gremlins have been itching for the chance to make a big splash, and they've found the perfect day to do it: March 31. World Backup Day.

This annual unofficial holiday - which has occurred the day before April Fool's Day each year since 2011 - is an ideal opportunity to educate consumers and businesses on the importance of data protection.

At Intronis, we're celebrating by putting our Data Loss Gremlins to work to bring the issue of data loss to life for businesses and IT professionals.

The result? A full-fledged Gremlin "invasion" of World Backup Day.

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The Data Loss Gremlins' plan for World Backup Day revealed!

Posted by Manny Veiga on Mar 28, 2014 2:53:00 PM

This morning, the administrator of The Gremlin Report Twitter account came across potential evidence of a Data Loss Gremlin invasion planned for this Monday - World Backup Day.

Intronis has launched the Twitter account @Gremlin_Report to monitor and report on the activities of the notorious Data Loss Gremlins, who have taken to social media to trade data loss success stories and celebrate their dastardly deeds.

The drawing found in the bushes outside the Intronis office (pictured to the right) is crude and short on details (it would appear the second step in the Data Loss Gremlins' plan of attack remains unfinished). Regardless, it provides some idea of what these nefarious mutts may be up to come March 31.

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What the financial cost of the Target breach means for data protection

Posted by Manny Veiga on Mar 11, 2014 1:05:00 PM

There's truth in numbers. And the numbers show that a single data breach can have a devastating impact on a business of any size.

In our 2013 State of Cloud Backup e-book, we cited Pricewaterhouse Coopers data that found 94 percent of businesses that suffer a catastrophic data loss incident without backup go out of business within two years. Breaches can also have a much more immediate affect on the bottom line, as we learned from Target's latest revenue figures.

The retailer suffered the biggest data breach on record at the end of 2013, which led to an estimated 40 million credit and debit card account numbers being exposed. It also led to a big hit in its Q4 profits.

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Massachusetts data breaches reach record levels in 2013

Posted by Manny Veiga on Feb 6, 2014 1:05:00 PM

Solution providers have their work cut it for them when it comes to fighting rising data security risks. A new report from Boston Business Journal found residents and businesses in Massachusetts are being hit with data breaches and attacks at a record level.

BBJ analyzed data from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, finding approximately one out of every six Massachusetts residents felt the sting of data breach last year.

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