Survey finds IT execs still have same old privacy fears about cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 1, 2015 12:40:32 PM

That old Pink Floyd chestnut "Wish You Were Here" is sadly applicable to some of today's IT pros, who, according to a recent survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Hitach, still see the cloud as a major concern when it comes to privacy.

Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?

The same old fears
Wish you were here.

~Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here

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Topics: Data Loss, Cyber Security

Common cyber security mistakes your SMB customers are making

Posted by Neal Bradbury on Apr 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Bad habits are hard to break, and that’s especially true when it comes to small businesses and cyber security. After all, it’s easy for SMBs to think “that will never happen to me,” and let things slide that end up creating real security concerns.

The truth is data breaches and cyber attacks are  very real possibilities for small businesses. According to the National Small Business Association, 44 percent of small businesses report being the victim of a cyber attack, and the number of data breaches reported each year continues to climb.

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Topics: Malware, Data Loss, Cyber Security

16 Things the Data Loss Gremlins Hate

Posted by Anne Campbell on Mar 30, 2015 12:30:00 PM

The troublesome data loss gremlins are always plotting devious new ways to destroy your most important data and ruin your day—and your livelihood. As soon as you let down your guard, they’ll sneak up on you with a nasty surprise, like a security breach, a server meltdown, or a devastating fire that will leave you and your customers scrambling to pick up the pieces.

That doesn’t mean you’re totally defenseless, though. Every data loss gremlin has a weakness, something they hate with a passion because it keeps foiling their evil plans. Knowing what these weaknesses are will help you scare off Scratch, Scorch, Klepto, Mal, Mayhem, and Whoopsie Daisy and keep your data safe.

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Topics: Malware, IT Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Backup and Recovery, Data Loss, Cyber Security

Quiz: Which data loss gremlin are you?

Posted by Anne Campbell on Mar 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

With World Backup Day right around the corner, we’ve been spending a lot of time here at Intronis talking about the data loss gremlins and the major threats they represent to MSPs and their small business customers.

The problems the data loss gremlins can cause are serious. According to the National Archives & Records Administration in Washington, DC, 93 percent of SMBs that lose data access for 10 or more days are bankrupt in a year.

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Topics: Malware, IT Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Backup and Recovery, Data Loss, Cyber Security

Preparing for World Backup Day 2015—The Data Loss Gremlins are back!

Posted by Courtney Steinkrauss on Mar 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The end of the first calendar quarter is only a week away, but March 31 also marks another important day: World Backup Day. We take this “holiday” of sorts very seriously at Intronis, and we “celebrate” by educating managed service providers on how and why they need to back up their customers’ business critical data. Why do we feel this is so important? Four words —

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Topics: Data Loss, Announcements

Ask Intronis: How to fight the Data Loss Gremlins

Posted by Courtney Steinkrauss on Mar 9, 2015 9:47:00 AM

Ask Intronis is a weekly advice column answering common questions from MSPs and IT service providers. It covers topics ranging from pricing and selling to marketing and communications—and everything in between. Submit your questions by emailing

Q: I recently met the Intronis team at a IT channel event. Thanks for the free T-shirt! But, what’s up with the gremlin on it? What does that have to do with data loss?

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Topics: Data Loss, Ask Intronis

What SMB business continuity and disaster recovery plans are missing

Posted by Paul Hanley on Feb 25, 2015 11:40:00 AM

When we talk about business continuity and disaster recovery, data backup is always an important part of any suggested plan. And it’s true: if your SMB clients aren’t backing up their data, they’ll have big problems if they have a run in with malware or get hit by a natural disaster. A good disaster recovery plan is about more than just backing up files, though.

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Topics: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Data Loss

An Intronis Festivus miracle

Posted by Anne Campbell on Dec 23, 2014 3:41:00 PM

‘Twas the dawning of Festivus, and all through the office

Not an employee was stirring, not even a sales rep.

The Festivus pole was displayed in the corner with care;

Unadorned and low-maintenance, there was no tinsel in sight.

As team members arrived to start the day,

Greetings of “Happy Festivus” soon filled the air.

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Topics: Data Loss

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

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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Topics: Data Loss

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