The truth about the neverending Clinton and Datto headlines

by | Nov 23, 2015 | Business Continuity

Clinton and Datto: what’s the next chapter?

We came across a good article regarding Datto’s plans to bring the best in business continuity to EMEA and APAC. However, embedded in the article was the notion they may not get their day in the sun due to the ongoing Hillary Clinton email scandal. Well, that seems a little far fetched to us. And, here’s why.

It’s our opinion that Datto will not be found liable It Datto should not be found liable or suffer any implications regarding their expansion plan. In fact, right now I would still maintain that for Datto “any publicity is good publicity” as I would imagine brand awareness is higher than ever–with any negative attention going to Clinton or Platte River, the IT firm hired by Clinton to manage the data.

From our vantage point, the responsible party appears to be Clinton. It was her security clearance, therefore making it her (and her party’s) responsibility to ensure sensitive information is not compromised. That said, if Clinton provided direction to Platte River that stated an off-site data center cannot be utilized without having the proper security procedures in place, yet went ahead and stored the backups at Datto, that could spell trouble for Platte. would make them liable. If Clinton or her party did not advise against using an offsite data center for backup, then it’s not likely Platte the IT firm can be held responsible.

Of course, it will be interesting to see how this rolls out in the coming weeks and months. It will be important to learn if Platte River knew the data they were handling was top secret, or had the proper security clearance personnel and procedures in place to handle any classified information—Datto’s involvement aside.

Well, that’s our two cents on the Clinton and Datto topic for today. We look forward to following the email-scandal-gate as it unfolds as we’re fairly certain who will be coming out with egg on their face. . .and possibly criminal charges. What are your thoughts on the topic? We’d love to hear from you.

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Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!

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