The single best thing you can do to improve your organization’s cloud security is to turn on and enforce multi-factor authentication on all products that support it, especially your primary email and collaboration platform (as you may know, we recommend G Suite). This greatly reduces the harm that an attacker can do with stolen credentials.
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We’ve written before about the right way to configure your Google Drive, which is a key first step, since Google Drive’s default organizational framework is confusing and broken. Taking this to the next level, we wanted to let you know about Team Drives, in case you aren’t already familiar.
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Why use a VPN?
As we highlighted in our business IT overview, any time you’re on public wifi, you’re exposing data that is not being transmitted securely via https. Public Wi-Fi is everywhere nowadays, and a major convenience, making it more important than ever to take the necessary precautions needed to safeguard themselves.
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IT security is absolutely critical to any organization, especially as more and more activity and communication happens online via leading SaaS products, and not just behind the company firewall. Managing security is always a delicate balance between cost, convenience, and protection. Small businesses often avoid or delay implementing stronger security, and while it often works because they’re not directly attacked, security by obscurity is a faulty tactic.
Here we’ll review some best practices and relative tradeoffs, and initial recommendations to help make businesses more secure.
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