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.

FERPA Compliance & How to Obtain It

Learn what the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is and what measures educational institutions must take to obtain FERPA compliance. 


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CCPA: Salesforce Administrators Must Rethink Backup

Salesforce administrators under the CCPA need to rethink their backup and recovery strategies to ensure personal information is accurately backed up. 


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Why Granular SharePoint Backup and Recovery is Important

Selective, granular SharePoint backup and recovery can help organizations to meet security standards, comply with industry regulations, and reduce liabilities. Learn why a blanket backup solution is not always the best option.


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The Year of GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018. With nearly a year under its belt, Spanning takes a look at the major penalties & overall repercussions of GDPR and examines what we can learn from them.


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[Infographic] Employees are Cyber Secure in Theory, But Not in Practice

Cybersecurity is a top priority for organizations. All it takes to infect a network or steal valuable data, is one wrong click by an employee. While employees seem to have good knowledge of basic cybersecurity practices, there are considerable security blind spots which leave the employee and organization vulnerable to breaches. Spanning helps to identify red flags and vulnerabilities in security awareness training for employees.


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Spear-Phishing: The Smart Malware

“Spear-phishing” is a smart phishing mechanism that is an increasingly popular and virulent malware vector. Understand its devastating effect on organizations worldwide and get pointers to safeguard your organization against it.


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5 Things Every MSP Should Know About HIPAA

There is no official “certification” in HIPAA recognized by the Federal government, therefore MSPs who work with healthcare providers or payers need to educate themselves on HIPAA compliance. Here are the top 5 things MSPs should know about HIPAA.


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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Your Organization’s Safety Plan

From hurricanes, errant employees, malware to even a rodent with an appetite for cables — the likelihood of an organization suffering data loss has never been greater. An organization’s best defense is to plan for business continuity and disaster recovery by using processes that guide organizations to possibly prevent and/or better manage an (unpredictable) disruptive event.


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GDPR 2.0 Comes to the United States

On June 28 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 375, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018. The statute, seen as one of the toughest privacy laws in the United States, will require companies to tell California residents what information is being collected and how it’s used. You have 18 months to get ready.


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What is Good Governance in the Age of Office 365?

A good governance plan is essential to helping your organization achieve its goals and mission. In addition, a good governance plan is key to maintaining risk management and compliance. In this blog post, you’ll learn practical definitions of what governance is — and what it isn’t — and why and how to go beyond good governance to data protection.


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