Cloud Backups vs Archives. Why Each Are Needed

Cloud Backups vs Archives: Why Each Are Needed

No organization today is exempt from need to retrieve data for various purposes whether it is for disaster recovery, legal matters, financial audits, or other business-specific use cases. Organizations have traditionally protected data in on-premises environments in the typical fashion of rotating backups through a schedule of retention policies. Backup data then gets shifted to longer term storage for having on hand in case the need arises to access historic data. As businesses shift more and more data to cloud environments, understanding how specific data can be recalled in the event of not only disaster recovery, but other cases of business need, is a question that organizations must consider.

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API based CASB: How to Address the Cloud Security Gap

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How to address the cloud security gap with API based CASBs

In today’s world of hybrid cloud infrastructures using both on-premise resources as well as public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the security boundary lines are being blurred for organizations taking advantage of public cloud resources. While hosting infrastructure both on-premise and in the public cloud, organizations have to address cyber security concerns as well as enforce compliance of on-premise network security policies with infrastructure that lives in the cloud.

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Why Google Contacts Recovery is More Important than Emails

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In the world of sales, contacts are everything. Many companies hire people not just for their sales abilities, but also for the contacts that they bring with them. Most salespeople are well aware of how valuable their contact list is and may try to keep it private, away from their employers.

While this is not too much of an issue as long as they are working for your company, it may well be when they leave. The loss of an employee can also mean losing valuable sales contacts, especially if a CRM was not used to manage this data.

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Cloud Security Checklist

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Cloud Security Checklist. Everything CSO needs to know

With droves of today’s organizations moving to cloud environments at a rapid pace, there is no question that cloud infrastructure is a viable solution for today’s production workloads. The cloud has certainly matured as a platform and solution for today’s business-critical applications. Organizations have chosen to run not only production virtual machines on top of cloud infrastructure, but also business services such as email and file storage. The cloud revolution has brought about significant changes in the way that businesses today think about provisioning infrastructure. It has also changed the methodologies used in traditional infrastructure that exists on-premises.

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7 Things a Perfect G Suite Admin Should Do

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Among the vast and user-friendly Google ecosystem, lies the G Suite. This is mainly a collection of Google apps and tools used for collaboration, communication and also to enhance productivity. For the cloud computing Google domain to be productive, collaboration must be managed. As a result, this suite provides Google admin tools for effective management.

To become a perfect G Suite Admin, one must follow the G Suite best practices which ensure a steady and continuous workflow; especially the best practices that ensure data security. To illustrate, the CIA triad should never be breached. If you’re intrigued, read on to learn more about the portrait of a perfect G Suite admin.

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Migrating from On Premise to Google G Suite

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Migrating form on premise to g suite

Organizations today are certainly looking to migrate to public cloud services. The overall numbers of businesses moving to public cloud infrastructure and services is staggering and that trend is still progressing. While the “death of the corporate datacenter” has not entirely happened and may not happen completely, public cloud environments are being utilized and utilized heavily by today’s businesses.

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CASB: Decisive Role of Cloud Access Security Brokers

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The importance of Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) grows as businesses rapidly adopt new cloud collaboration technologies and platforms. Enterprise security professionals need to thoroughly assess the risks, communicate those to business leaders, and develop practical cybersecurity, risk management, and compliance strategies to build a secure and resilient digital business environment. Cloud computing has fundamentally transformed the business paradigm: according to Morgan Stanley 2016 CIO Survey, 30% of all applications will be migrated to the Public Cloud by 2018.

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Office 365 Security Concerns

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Microsoft has come a long way in providing security for Office 365 customers looking to bolster office 365 security.

Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most powerful business productivity suites housed in the public cloud today. Many businesses today are either already running business-critical services and applications in Microsoft’s Office 365 environment or they are considering the move from on-prem to public cloud by way of Office 365. Office 365 certainly touts some really great benefits for organizations looking to move to the public cloud. As with any technology solution used for business today, it must be scrutinized for any potential security risks.

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Cyber Security Awareness and Risk Management

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Cyber Security Awareness

In this article we will learn how to address and effectively respond to major enterprise cybersecurity threats and provide tips to mitigate IT security risk. Today, cyber security incidents lead to significant damage, alarming organizations of all types and  sizes in different geographic locations. In 2017 the following primary sectors, increasingly turning to cloud, file-sharing services, and big data technology, top the list of  the most high-target industry verticals vulnerable to cyber-attacks:

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