Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) is a powerful business tool, offering companies subscription access to a suite of valuable applications for corporate collaboration and communication. With the advertised best-in-class security and cloud storage for accessing documents from any location, it appears a complete, one-stop solution.
However, one point many companies fail to completely understand is that Microsoft 365 does not provide a robust backup and recovery solution as part of the subscription. Some basic restore capabilities are included for lost data, but it is an 'all or nothing' approach that costs significant time in the event it is needed and is not always successful. In fact, in the case of ransomware encryption, Microsoft itself recommends 3rd party backup as the only way to recover from data loss.
We recommend that you regularly backup your Content and Data that you store on the Services or store using Third-Party Apps and Services. Microsoft
Like it or not, ransomware attacks have become a part of the business landscape and data stored in the cloud is just as vulnerable to attack as it is on-site. In this 7-minute video learn from KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer how your business-critical data can be held to ransom at the mercy of hackers as a result of simple human error, and how to protect yourself.
A dedicated, independent backup solution removes the threat of ransomware encryption leaving you protected against having to pay a ransom to retrieve data - instead it can be retrieved from backup.
According to Datto research, downtime resulting from a ransomware attack is 23 times greater than the ransom amount itself. The average ransom demand is $5,900 compared to the average cost of downtime from the event being equivalent to $141,000. With a robust, wholistic backup solution on hand, recovery from an attack can be expected in 24 hours or less.
All files (including One Note) and folders with file structure intact
Events (including recurrence, attendees, notes), attachments and any calendars owned by your users
All emails, attachments, notes and folder structure
Primary, custom, group and team site collections: custom generic site lists, folder structure, document libraries and sets, site assets, templates, and pages
All contact information except photos
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