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: Who are these gremlins you guys keep talking about?

Posted by Courtney Steinkrauss on Mar 9, 2015 9:47:46 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 AskIntronis@intronis.com.

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

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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Topics: Data Loss

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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Topics: Data Loss


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