Data stored in cloud applications like Microsoft O365 Outlook, OneDrive or even Gmail resides in a secure data center. Many people believe that everything in a data center is automatically backed up. That is simply not often the case. Many cloud-based applications, like SalesForce for instance, offer a data back-up plan that costs extra. If you delete an email in O365 or Gmail and later realize that you need it, there is no way to recover it without a back-up service.
I have a colleague who recently had their phone hacked. The phone had access to his business email account and the hackers had taken over his account and deleted all of his emails. Unfortunately, all his emails were lost permanently which would have been avoided if his company had subscribed to a back-up service.
A recent surge in hi-jacked email accounts
Cybercriminals readily attempt to hi-jack email accounts. Gaining control over the email account of a C-level staff member provides a means to all sorts of social engineering schemes. Crimes like ordering money transfers to spreading ransomware can be initiated using a hi-jacked email account. The crooks often cover tracks by deleting everything they can access when they are done using the account.
Imagine losing all of your emails. Many people store years of data in their email application. Others use OneDrive to back up their desktop computer. Without and additional backup service in place, you remain at risk of losing all that data.
RSPN provides our managed services clients with an automated system to backup your cloud-based data in applications like O365 Outlook and OneDrive. Learn more about the RSPN backup and recovery services to ensure your cloud data is backed up.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]