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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.

[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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Prepare or Repair: Pointers for Both Sides of a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks are increasing, getting more sophisticated and sparing no industry. In this blog we examine both sides of a ransomware attack — ways to prepare a solid defense (or offense) to prevent an attack and pointers to repair the damage if you do suffer an attack.


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Countdown to GDPR #10: A GDPR Compliance Checklist

We’ve made it all the way to number 10 in our blog series, and just in in time for Friday, May 25, 2018, the date the GDPR will become enforceable. But relax, we’re here to provide you with peace of mind in the last blog of our GDPR series with tips and pointers to keep you GDPR compliant — on May 25, and beyond.


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Countdown to GDPR #9: How is Spanning Preparing for GDPR?

In the last three blogs of our GDPR series, we examine the impact of the GDPR on your organization, Spanning and SaaS providers in general. In blog #9 in the series, we take a look at our journey to GDPR compliance and provide you with tips for your own organization.


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Countdown to GDPR #8: What is the GDPR Impact on SaaS Providers?

In our GDPR series to date we’ve analyzed the important directives and ways for you to be compliant with them. In our final three blogs, we examine the impact of GDPR on your organization, Spanning and SaaS providers in general. Read #8 for the impact of the GDPR on SaaS Providers.


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