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.

Data Loss Prevention: What Is DLP and Why Is It Important?

Data loss prevention (DLP) combines technologies, strategies and processes to protect your data from loss and unauthorized access. Learn more.


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Data Protection Officer (DPO): Why Your Business Needs One

A data protection officer (DPO) ensures that a company’s processing of individuals’ personal data is done in a GDPR-compliant manner. Learn more.


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Cyber Resilience and Its Importance for Your Business

Cyber resilience helps businesses better defend against cyber crimes, mitigate risks and severity of attacks, and enables business continuity. Learn more.


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5 Microsoft Teams Security Best Practices for Better Collaboration

Learn the top five Microsoft Teams security best practices to keep sensitive information secure while allowing users to collaborate seamlessly.


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File Inclusion Vulnerabilities — Web-based Application Security, Part 9

PHP File Inclusion represents a security flaw in web applications that can result in information disclosure. Learn more about LFI and RFI vulnerabilities.


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7 Types of Phishing: How to Recognize Them & Stay Off the Hook

Phishing is today’s most dangerous cyberattack. Google noted a more than 600% spike in phishing attacks in 2020 compared to 2019 with a total of 2,145,013 phishing sites registered as of January 17, 2021, up from 1,690,000 on Jan 19, 2020. It is the gateway to many types of damaging cyberattack including ransomware, malware, business [...]

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Phishing 101: How It Works & What to Look For

Phishing is one of today’s biggest cybersecurity threats and the premier gateway to an array of cybercrimes and fraud. Learn how to protect your organization.


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Your Guide to Exchange Online

Learn about the various Exchange Online offerings, how it fits into the Microsoft Office 365 plan, and how Spanning can help you protect it.


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Google Drive Trash: Deleting, Recovering and Everything in Between

Learn all about the Google Drive Trash folder and how Spanning acts as a safety net for items that might otherwise be lost forever.


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Data Retention Policy: What It Is and How to Create One

A data retention policy guides what data should be stored or archived, where that should happen and for how long. Download a free data retention template to get started.


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