Spanning Blog: Best of 2021


The past two years have been a roller coaster for businesses large and small. But as the saying goes, “the show must go on”. We have continued despite the uncertainties and challenges posed by the global pandemic, helping businesses like yours to safely back up and protect their valuable SaaS data.

We also continued to provide helpful tips and valuable insights, ranging from the latest trends in the SaaS backup landscape to cybersecurity best practices and enterprise data protection strategies. With 2022 upon us, it’s the perfect time to revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2021.

#ten. Web-Based Application Security Series

Web applications have become an essential business tool due to their multiple benefits, from streamlining workflows to improving communication and collaboration, to working remotely. As such, it’s hard to imagine running a business without web applications today. That said, any security flaws 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 sheds light on the different types of file inclusion vulnerabilities and how you can protect your organization from these web threats.

#9. Onboarding and offboarding done right

Last year, Twitter employees became targets of spear phishing, with hackers getting their hands on user credentials by posing as the company’s IT administrators. About 130 private and corporate Twitter accounts with at least one million followers each were hacked.

Incidents like this remind us of how detrimental poor onboarding and 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 more secure and seamless.

#8. Salesforce Data Recovery Service: Terminated 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 don’t know what G Suite and Google Workspace are all about, you’re not alone. Google’s suite of productivity and collaboration solutions has gone through 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 the popularity of G Suite and its large customer base, you’re probably wondering why it was rebranded as Google Workspace, what’s the difference between them, what happened to G Suite, and what’s new in Google Workspace. Find the 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 an organization’s success. A cyber-resilient business is well-prepared to deal with cybersecurity incidents and can respond effectively and recover quickly when such events occur. Check out our blog to learn the key elements of a cyber resilience framework and 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. More than one million businesses worldwide use Microsoft 365 today, and there are nearly 250 million monthly active users of Microsoft Teams. Its data centers are protected by state-of-the-art security infrastructure and processes, making them virtually impossible to penetrate directly. Microsoft also provides a 99.9% application availability guarantee for Microsoft 365. However, with many preconceived 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. Don’t get hooked

Phishing is the biggest cybersecurity threat facing businesses 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 such as ransomware and the gateway to an array of cybercrimes and frauds. The versatility and effectiveness of this type of threat make it a favorite among cybercriminals. Check out our Phishing 101 blog to learn how it works and how to avoid getting phished.

#3. Microsoft Teams security best practices

The rise of remote work 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 professionals. Securing sensitive information without affecting users’ ability to collaborate seamlessly is a huge challenge for IT staff. Read on to learn about five Microsoft Teams security best practices to make the collaboration platform seamless and more secure.

#2. Data Loss Prevention: Because no business is immune to data loss

According to the HIPAA Journal, 70% of businesses have experienced a data breach in the public cloud in the past year. Have you ever wondered what would happen to your business if you lost your critical data or were unable to access it? Your business would cease to exist.

Due to growing concerns about issues such as data breaches, cyberattacks, corporate espionage, and data privacy regulations, data loss prevention (DLP) technologies have become an essential part of business today. Read on to learn what DLP is, why it matters, and how to implement a robust DLP program for your business.

#1. Microsoft 365 vs. Google Workspace: Which is Right for You?

Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace offer 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, deciding which productivity suite is right for your business can be extremely difficult. There are many factors to consider, from price and functionality to storage and accessibility. Therefore, we compared the two solutions, analyzed their features, plans and prices, and the main differentiators to help you make the right choice. Check out our blog to find out which one is best for your organization.

Goodbye, goodbye 2021. Hello, 2022!

Before we wrap up, we would like to thank our customers and readers for your continued support. We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your trust in us and our SaaS backup and end-to-end 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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