Office 365 and G Suite are what's referred to as Software as a Service or SaaS.
While they are convenient and their data centers secure, there is a common misconception that these SaaS vendors are providing backup and business continuity for your data.
An astonishing 1 in 3 businesses report losing data stored in cloud-based applications. In addition, these applications are vulnerable to ransomware attacks.
According to Datto's Annual Ransomware Report, of the 2,400+ MSPs surveyed, 28% have claimed to have seen ransomware attacks in SaaS applications. Of those MSPs, nearly 50% of respondents reported seeing attacks in Office 365 specifically, with 22% reporting G Suite attacks. Not only can the loss of the data itself be devastating to a company, but the time lost in attempting a recovery can be equally damaging.
The truth is that even data in cloud-based applications is vulnerable to:
• End-user deletion, whether accidental or malicious
• Malware damage or ransomware attacks
• Operational errors such as accidental data overwrites
• Lost data due to canceled user licenses
• Misconfigured application workflows
With more and more businesses moving into Office 365 and G Suite to run their daily operations, these risks are impossible to ignore.
We are a Datto partner and can help you protect your SaaS. Contact us today for a complimentary discovery session.