What cyber liability errors & omissions coverages you REALLY need

Posted by Justin Reinmuth on Jul 18, 2016 10:12:44 AM

In representing more than 900 IT clients across the United States, I have personally experienced the fact that many IT business owners think their business insurance covers client data loss situations or network security failures. I have news for you — they don’t. And it’s especially important for managed service providers working with healthcare, legal, or CPA clients to understand this.

All business insurance policies contain a professional services exclusion. This is why a doctor preforming surgery must go out and obtain medical malpractice coverage or a CPA firm preparing tax returns for their clients must get accountants professional liability. More than 70 classes of business need professional liability, errors and omissions (E&O), or malpractice insurance to protect their organizations in the event that a client holds them responsible for a service they provided — or failed to provide — that didn’t have the expected results.


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Topics: Data Loss

Safe Harbor agreement drives awareness of data sovereignty issues

Posted by Mike Vizard on Apr 14, 2016 11:41:58 AM

It's truly an ill wind that doesn't blow some good anywhere. Such is the case with the contentious Safe Harbor agreement that the European Union and the United States are trying to hammer out.

This week a pan-European data regulator group, known as Article 29, recommended that the latest attempt to create a Safe Harbor agreement for transferring data into the U.S. from Europe should not be approved because it doesn’t go far enough to protect the privacy of Europeans. The previous agreement has been invalidate by the European Court of Justice after it determined earlier this year that the existing Safe Harbor agreement did not adequately protect the privacy of European citizens.

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Topics: Data Loss, Compliance

The biggest data loss threat of 2016

Posted by Anne Campbell on Apr 1, 2016 1:47:24 PM

In honor of World Backup Day, Intronis held an election to determine which Data Loss Gremlins will be the biggest threat to small businesses and their data in 2016. With so many serious threats putting SMBs' data in danger, choosing just one Data Loss Gremlin was tough. As one service provider put it, "I would vote for four or five of them if I could as I've been attacked by many of these."

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Topics: Data Loss, Cyber Security

World Backup Day: Vote for the Biggest Data Loss Threat of 2016

Posted by Anne Campbell on Mar 31, 2016 1:18:58 PM

World Backup Day is here, and it's time to cast your vote for the Data Loss Gremlin you think will be the biggest threat to small businesses in 2016. You've had the chance to hear each candidate campaign, whether you tuned in to see them debate here on the blog or followed along as they face off on Twitter.

Vote gremlin

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Topics: Data Loss

Celebrating National Preparedness Month with Computer America

Posted by Courtney Steinkrauss on Sep 16, 2015 1:52:00 PM

September officially marks National Preparedness Month, and organizations like Ready.gov, FEMA, The American Red Cross, Mass.gov, and others are celebrating by sharing their tips for preparing your families, homes, and businesses for natural disasters. Here at Intronis we’re always celebrating preparedness, whether it's by helping our MSP Partners to back up their customers’ critical data offsite to the cloud, educating small businesses on the threat of data loss, or by encouraging MSPs to create and implement a disaster recovery plan for their customers.

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Topics: Data Loss, Events and Webinars

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

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