2021 was a record breaking year for data breaches. By the end of September of last year, the number of data breaches had already exceeded the total from 2020 and experts predict that number will rise even further in 2022.
Data breaches can have a range of consequences for companies. According to a recent report, the average cost of data breaches in 2021 was $4.24 million, a 10% increase from 2020 findings. The report also found that lost business accounts for 38% of data breach costs, which includes lost revenue due to downtime.
Downtime caused by data loss can be detrimental to companies. The only way to guard against it is to ensure data is backed up and easily accessible in the event of malicious or accidental deletion. That’s why having a SaaS backup and recovery solution is key.
In 2021 we worked to educate you about the threat of data loss and the ways in which SaaS backup and recovery solutions like Backupify can help you protect your data. Here’s a look at our top articles from last year to help you protect your data in the year to come.
How to Backup OneDrive: Step by Step
If you’re using Microsoft 365 and OneDrive, chances are you need a SaaS backup solution for your data. OneDrive’s backup and share capabilities are in high demand these days, given that around 4.3 million people are working remotely, or semi-remotely.
Having all your documents on your computer--and wherever you sign onto OneDrive--is incredibly convenient for businesses operating on Microsoft 365.
Knowing how to sync and backup your data and files with OneDrive is key to getting the most out of the platform’s abilities. While OneDrive can backup your data, it also comes with its limitations. Check out this post to learn how OneDrive backup works, as well as its drawbacks.
How to Backup Emails from Microsoft Office 365
For the majority of businesses, email is an integral component of workflow and communication. In fact, there are over 3.9 billion active email users across the globe, with Gmail and Outlook 365 leading the pack for enterprise and business accounts.
For most of your employees, it’s natural to send important data and information via email without giving the value of the data a second thought. However, without a proper backup or recovery plan, email loss (accidental or not) can put a company’s data, compliance, and overall productivity at risk.
Check out this article to learn about native backup features on Microsoft 365, and why SaaS backup should be a part of your comprehensive data security strategy.
7 Steps to Take Before You Delete a User From Microsoft Office 365
When an employee leaves your organization, an IT team must quickly decide what they will do with the former employee’s various accounts.
Immediately removing their access from cloud accounts like Google or Microsoft is the gut reaction for many IT professionals protecting their company data from a former employee.
However, this step can still cause businesses to unintentionally-- and unexpectedly -- lose business-critical data.
Check out this post to learn the most secure seven steps you can take before deleting a Microsoft 365 user to protect your business data.
Top 3 ways Backupify Prioritizes Security
According to a new report, companies are handling 10 times more data today than they were five years ago, and the cost of losing that data can be devastating. The report indicates that the average cost of data loss neared $1 million in the last 12 months.
The report comes from a survey of 1,000 IT decision makers from organizations around the world. The survey found that 64% of IT personnel are concerned their existing data protection measures may not be sufficient to cope with malware and ransomware threats. Additionally, 72% agree they have increased exposure to data loss from cyber threats with the growth of employees working from home. As a result, 64% are concerned they will experience a disruptive event in the next 12 months.
In light of the growing risks, organizations want assurances that their data can be recovered in the event of a cyber attack. However, according to the recent report, 56% of IT decision makers lack confidence that all of their business-critical data can be recovered after a destructive cyberattack or data loss.
When companies invest in a SaaS backup solution, they want to be confident their data will be secure. For that reason, Backupify provides enterprise-class security that companies can trust. Our Microsoft 365 backup and Google Workspace backup solutions protect organizations from data loss due to cyber attacks and human error. Check out this article to find out how we prioritize security to keep your data safe.
Ransomware and SaaS Raise the Bar for Disaster Recovery Requirements
The task of backing up data has become increasingly challenging as the volume of unstructured data generated by software-as-a-service applications continues to rise. Meanwhile, threats to this data are increasing.
This has created a dire situation for many organizations. As a result, according to a recent report, 43% of organizations suffered unrecoverable data within the past 12 months. Additionally, 63% of organizations have suffered a data-related business disruption within the past 12 months.
In this post we previewed a virtual roundtable session on the importance of disaster recovery and SaaS protection and how infrastructure transformation and threats are forcing organizations to reevaluate their strategies for ensuring resiliency. Check out the blog to learn about the rise of cloud based data protection and disaster recovery, SaaS protection and recovery strategies for ransomware, and methods for protecting SaaS data.
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