Spanning Blog

Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

CIA Triad: Best Practices for Securing Your Org

The CIA Triad, or Confidentiality-Integrity-Availability, is a flexible model that can be applied to help secure your organization’s information systems, applications, and network. Learn about the three pillars of the framework and how you can implement them into your org’s information security protocol.


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Forming a Backup Strategy: 4 Steps to Follow

A comprehensive backup strategy is an essential part of an organization’s cyber safety net and it’s important to have one outlined & put in place before a data loss event occurs. Follow these four steps to help you form a strategy that is right for your organization.


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Stegware aka Steganography Malware – Malware of the Month, July 2019

Stegware, or Steganography Malware, is accomplished by concealing a file, message, image, or video within another of the same type for malicious purposes. Stegware’s relatively easy implementation and difficulty to detect have put it on the rise lately.


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SQL Injection Attacks (SQLi) — Web-based Application Security, Part 4

SQL Injection attacks are accomplished via insertion of untrusted input in a valid command or query of a vulnerable SQL-driven website or database, which then maliciously alters the execution of that program. SQL Injection attacks are simple to execute, but potent enough to cause serious damage.


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6-Point Office 365 Post-Migration Checklist

Plan for your post-migration with the same enthusiasm as your Office 365 migration planning. Significantly offset the post-migration chaos by adhering to this six-point post-migration checklist.


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Top 3 Enterprise SaaS Data Protection Trends

Cloud computing has come of age, both in terms of adoption and evolution. In order to get more insight into cloud security and data protection trends, ESG surveyed 370 IT professionals responsible for data protection for their organization. Here are the top three enterprise SaaS data protection trends from ESG’s research on Data Protection Cloud Strategies.


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5 Guidelines for a Successful Office 365 Migration

When moving to the cloud, security and compliance are among the top concerns for many organizations. Following these 5 guidelines will help to ensure a smooth transition to Office 365 and establish a means for successful operation from the get-go.


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Invisible aka Fileless Malware — Malware of the Month, June 2019

Invisible malware is a type of Fileless malware that comes with zero footprint and is responsible for an increasing number of endpoint or zero-day attacks. It typically resides in memory, comes packaged as firmware or lives in your Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) – thus bypassing anti-virus software. It truly is invisible.


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Hurricane Season is Upon Us: Is Your Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan Ready?

As the southeastern United States braces for another hurricane season on the heels of the busy 2018 season, it’s a good reminder for all organizations, no matter where they are headquartered, to review their business continuity and disaster recovery plans. We’ve gathered the following four tips to get you on track — and to help you be better prepared in the future.


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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) — Web-based Application Security, Part 3

Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a technique in which malicious scripts are stored on and unknowingly retrieved from trusted websites by unsuspecting victims. Learn how to safeguard against this threat to your sensitive data.


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