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5 Reasons Why You Need to Backup Microsoft 365 (and other SaaS platforms)

There is no argument that SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platforms like Microsoft Office 365, Google Workspace, and Salesforce continue to transform the ways in which we work. Gartner estimates that 70% of the business applications used today are SaaS-based, a number which is growing every single day. Many organisations assume that since their SaaS platform data already…
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SaaS Backup – The Shared Responsibility Model

Do SaaS Vendors Provide Backup for Your Data? Let’s cut straight to the chase, the simple answer is no. Microsoft doesn’t backup Microsoft Office 365, and Google doesn’t backup Google Workspace. In fact, across all the major SaaS environments, your own data is still 100% your responsibility, just as it would be with your critical…
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E-ZU is Proud to Sponsor Bailey Hall for England

E-ZU Solutions Ltd is delighted to work with the ESFA (English Schools’ Football Association) as the official sponsor of Bailey Hall on his journey with the England U18 Boy’s Football Team. As a Cyber Security Strategist for small to medium businesses, Congleton-based E-ZU Solutions Ltd might not seem an obvious sponsor to help Bailey Hall…
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3 Ways ‘Cyber Essentials’ Certification Helps You Win New Business

Achieving Cyber Essentials certification has numerous benefits for organisations of all shapes and sizes. You’re probably already aware of some of the headline ones, such as increasing protection from 98.5% of cyber threats, and offering peace of mind that your staff are working safely. However, there’s another significant advantage to certification that is often discussed…
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Advanced Email Threat Protection (ATP) Vs. Traditional Email Security

Modern Cyber Attacks are Bypassing Traditional Email Security Modern cyber attacks are evolving at a faster rate than ever before, not only in terms of sophistication, but also in the sheer number of cybercrime operations active today. New ransomware attack models and new strains of other malware threats are designed to evade traditional detection, and…
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3-2-1-1 – The New Standard in Backup and Recovery

“3-2-1” Backups Are NOT Reliable in the Age of Ransomware Most people in the world of IT will be familiar with the old “3-2-1” backup strategy, which had become a pretty standard data protection technique: Three copies of data (primary and two backups); two copies stored locally on two different formats (NAS, tape or local…
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Ransomware Prevention: The Biggest Impact for the Least Cost

The Foundations of Ransomware Survival Every 11 seconds an organisation is hit by a successful ransomware attack (Cybersecurity Ventures ‘Annual Cybercrime Report’), and 2021 has smashed all previous cybercrime records, with organisations now being statistically more likely to be attacked than not. It seems like you can’t look at the news anymore without hearing of…
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How Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) Attacks Have Changed the Game Forever

Ransomware is surging wildly out of control. It seems you can’t even glance at the news today without hearing of another organisation falling victim to a major breach. In 2021, you are currently more likely to be hit by ransomware than not. 84% of organisations have reported a “high concern” incident relating to ransomware in…
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Extra Protection Against the Alarming Surge in Cyber-Attacks on Public Sector Organisations

Public Sector organisations are under an increasing number of attacks from cyber-criminals, often being specifically targeted by fraudsters who perceive them to be “easier targets”, mostly due to older infrastructures and less-than-robust cyber security awareness training. This article highlights the risks involved, and more importantly what you can to to counter them, whilst introducing the…
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Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (ATP) Vs. Third Party Security

Security Around Office 365 Has Changed Over the Years… In the face of ever-evolving threats, protecting against phishing, malware, and ransomware is a critical concern for organisations all over the world. 91% of cyber-attacks start with an email, and with over 230 million active business users now using Microsoft Office 365, advanced security for 365…
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