Compared to previous, boxed versions of Microsoft Office, Microsoft 365 runs in the cloud. This allows for several new features, the most useful of which is the ability to access your Microsoft 365 environment from any device in any location. This feature is incredibly useful, allowing teams to collaborate from disparate locations and access their files via the web if they do not have their work device to hand.
Small businesses are at an increased risk of cyberattacks. However, many small business owners believe that they’re “too small to have to worry about cybersecurity”. In reality, online criminals are well aware that small businesses often lack the budget and technical know-how to correctly protect themselves. This makes them a softer target.
Cloud computing has revolutionised IT. Recently, cloud computing has become nearly universal among businesses of all sizes. This is due to the benefits of rapid deployment, flexibility, minimal up-front costs and scalability.
Public cloud platforms’ security is handled by their provider, but the security of your cloud access is entirely your responsibility. If someone manages to obtain your login details, there is nothing to stop them downloading sensitive information or deleting files. This could be devastating for your business, especially if your data in the cloud is not backed up.
If you have been researching cybersecurity for your business, you might have seen people boasting about being ‘Cyber Essentials certified’. You might have also come across the phrase if your business has been trying to win government contracts. But what is the cyber essentials scheme and why would your business need it?