The past two years have been a roller coaster ride for businesses large and small. But as the saying goes, “the show must go on”. We kept going despite the uncertainties and challenges brought on by the global pandemic, helping businesses like yours securely back up and protect their valuable SaaS data.
We also continued to provide helpful advice and insight, ranging from the latest trends in the SaaS backup landscape to cybersecurity best practices and corporate data protection strategies. With 2022 upon us, now is a great time to revisit some of our most popular blogs from 2021.
#ten. Web Application Security Series
Web applications have become an essential business tool due to their multiple benefits, from streamlining workflows to improving communication and collaboration and enabling remote working. As such, it’s hard to imagine running a business today without web applications. That said, any security breach in web applications, such as file inclusion vulnerabilities, can hamper business operations, lead to data loss, or potentially cripple your business. Our File Inclusion Vulnerabilities blog highlights the different types of file inclusion vulnerabilities and how you can protect your organization from these web threats.
# 9. Onboarding and offboarding well done
Over the past year, Twitter employees have become targets of spear phishing, with hackers grabbing user credentials by posing as the company’s IT administrators. Around 130 private and corporate Twitter accounts with at least one million subscribers each have been compromised.
Incidents like this are a reminder of just how bad a bad onboarding and bad onboarding can be for businesses. Read on to learn more about the role of IT professionals in employee onboarding and departure programs and best practices for making the employee-employer transfer safer and more transparent.
# 8. Salesforce Data Recovery Service: Finished or Relaunched?
Salesforce announced the end of its data recovery service in July 2020. However, in March 2021, the company reversed its decision and reintroduced the feature. What was the reason behind this? What is the Salesforce Data Recovery Service? Is it a reliable backup and recovery option? What has changed and what does it mean for you? Read our blog to get to the heart of the matter.
#seven. G Suite or Google Workspace? What’s in a name?
If you’re one of those people who doesn’t know what G Suite and Google Workspace are all about, you’re not alone. Google’s suite of productivity and collaboration solutions has undergone many changes over the years. On October 6, 2020, Google renamed G Suite to Google Workspace to meet the needs of its highly distributed (remote / hybrid) users. Considering G Suite’s popularity and large following, you’re probably wondering why it was renamed Google Workspace, what’s the difference between them, what happened to G Suite, and what’s new in Google Workspace. Find answers to all these questions in this article.
# 6. Cyber resilience: overcoming adverse cyber events
With today’s ever-changing threat landscape, cyber resilience has become an important factor in determining the success of an organization. A cyber-resilient business is well prepared to deal with cyber security incidents and can respond effectively and recover quickly when such events occur. Visit our blog to learn about the key components of a cyber resilience framework and the steps to build your organization’s cyber resilience.
# 5. How secure is Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 is one of the most widely used productivity suites in the world. Over one million businesses worldwide use Microsoft 365 today and nearly 250 million active Microsoft Teams users per month. Its data centers are protected by state-of-the-art security infrastructure and processes, making them virtually impossible to breach directly. Microsoft also provides a financially backed 99.9% Application Uptime Guarantee for Microsoft 365. However, with many pre-conceived concerns about web applications and security, does Microsoft 365 provide the necessary security features to protect your business and your data ? Find out in this blog.
# 4. Do not get phished
Phishing is the biggest cybersecurity threat businesses face today. Did you know that 90% of incidents that end in a data breach start with a phishing email? It is the delivery system of choice for malware like ransomware and the gateway to an array of cybercrimes and frauds. The versatility and effectiveness of this type of threat make it a favorite with cybercriminals. Check out our Phishing 101 blog to find out how it works and how not to get phished.
# 3. Microsoft Teams Security Best Practices
The rise of remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of Microsoft Teams. However, the unprecedented adoption of Teams has resulted in poor security practices such as accidental sharing and data leakage, resulting in a security nightmare for IT pros. Ensuring the security of sensitive information without affecting the ability of users to collaborate seamlessly is a huge challenge for IT staff. Read on to learn more about Microsoft Teams’ five security best practices to make the collaboration platform transparent and more secure.
# 2. Data Loss Prevention: Because No Business Is Safe From Data Loss
According to the HIPAA Journal, 70% of businesses have experienced a public cloud data breach in the past year. Have you ever wondered what would happen to your business if you lost your critical data or could no longer access it? Your business would cease to exist.
Due to growing concerns about issues like data breaches, cyber attacks, corporate espionage, and data privacy regulations, data loss prevention (DLP) technologies have become a staple. of today’s businesses. Read on to find out what DLP is, its importance, and how to implement a robust DLP program for your business.
# 1. Microsoft 365 vs Google Workspace: which one is right for you?
Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace have a long list of awesome features designed to make your workflow smoother and more productive. Since both suites are powerful, reliable, and offer several benefits, it can be extremely difficult to decide which productivity suite is best for your business. There are many factors to consider, from price and functionality to storage and affordability. Therefore, we’ve compared the two solutions, analyzed their features, plans and pricing, and key differentiators to help you make the right choice. Visit our blog to find out which one is best for your organization.
Goodbye 2021. Hello 2022!
Before concluding, we would like to thank our customers and readers for your continued support. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your trust in us, as well as our end-to-end SaaS backup and protection solutions for Microsoft 365, Google Workspace and Salesforce. As a thank you, we would like to invite you to enjoy the full Spanning experience for free for 14 days.
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