The ways you deploy application software have changed dramatically as the internet expands. Instead of locally installing programs, you leverage the cloud with Microsoft Office 365 and other SaaS applications. Yet with the overwhelming success of Office 365, there is confusion about its inherent data protection capabilities, as a SaaS solution, hosting data in the cloud. Protecting data is one of your top IT priorities. However, backup and restore functionality is often a misunderstood aspect of Office 365. Microsoft itself says it best in their service agreement1: “We recommend that you regularly backup your content and data that you store on the services or store using third-party apps and services.
This eBook explains five important risk areas for your Office 365 data and how you can mitigate these risks:
- Office 365 data is prone to user error
- Ransomware prevention is not enough
- Data retention gaps risk non-compliance
- eDiscovery and legal hold functionality falls short
- Internal threats increase data risk