Are you using Teams to share sensitive data? • Blisstech Solutions

Microsoft Teams has fast become one of THE most useful business tools for the way we work today.

No matter where your people work, they can communicate and collaborate quickly and reliably.

But this remote way of working can also open the door to some MAJOR security issues.

New research from Hornet Security shows that nearly HALF of employees frequently share confidential and sensitive data via Teams.

That can be a big problem if employees are using personal equipment rather than company-issued kit… it’s simply not as secure as work devices.

More than half of people surveyed say they’ve shared ‘business critical’ information using personal devices. Worse still, 48% admitted they’ve accidentally sent files they shouldn’t have – possibly to the wrong person!

So how can you be sure that your people are using Teams in the safest, most secure way?

The solution lies with regular training and cyber security awareness for employees at all levels of your business – from trainee to CEO.

And you need to make sure you have all the right safeguards in place to protect your sensitive business data. Because if it falls into the wrong hands, the results could be an expensive nightmare, potentially with legal consequences. Just imagine if sensitive employee information got shared outside of the business…

Remember, even a trusted app like Teams is only as safe as the people who use it and its installed devices.

If you need help with cyber security training or putting the right protections in place, get in touch.

More Content

Never mind “can’t teach an old dog new tricks”…

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but what happens when it’s a young pup that needs training? New research on people under 40 has revealed a scary attitude towards cyber security. We tell you more here.

Everything you need to know about password managers for your business

If you’re confused about password managers, you’re not alone. A password manager is software that generates safe passwords, remembers them, and auto-fills logins for you. That saves time. But means your business can quickly lock out staff when they leave. Some people...
How to Export or Print to PDF - Thumbnail

Tech Tip: How to save or print to PDF

Welcome to a new Tuesday tech tip video where I will show you how to save files or print documents to a PDF file. In today's digital world, it's more important than ever to be able to print or export files to PDF. PDF stands for Portable Document Format, a universal...

Why setting up Facebook Wi-Fi for your business is a good idea

Setting up Facebook Wi-Fi for your business is a great way to increase customer engagement and loyalty. When customers connect to your guest Wi-Fi they can check in to your business on Facebook to gain access rather than entering a WiFi code. This allows them to stay...
@ symbol with a hook through it

Anti-virus programs aren’t enough

Today, many business owners install an antivirus program as their single line of defence and call it a day. However, there are many ways to get into a network that circumvents anti-virus. Hackers are creating malware faster than anti-virus programs can recognise them...

Cut the Jargon! The top 3 things you should discuss with your IT partner

IT support involves technical tasks, and the language used in this field can be quite technical at times. Therefore, we have created a plain language guide that focuses on the three key areas you should discuss with your technology partner. Contact us if you want to...
How to use footnotes and endnotes in Word

Tech Tip: How to use footnotes and endnotes in Word

This Tech Tip is another tip for Microsoft Word. If you use Word to write documentation, contracts or any other type of detailed document, then this tip is for you. Usually, when you write such a document, you may need to expand on certain sentences without making the...

Tech Tip: How to align in objects in Microsoft PowerPoint

In today's Tuesday's Two Minute Tech Tip Matt shows you how to align objects in PowerPoint. It can be a pain when trying to align things manually in PowerPoint, but there is a handy little feature that makes this easy. This video will show you how to: 👉 How to quickly...

Is working from home really good for your business?

Working from home. Or remote working, as it’s now called. It’s the big thing in business, isn’t it? And some people love it. They’re happier working where they want, and when they want. And that makes them more productive and less likely to leave. But have you stopped...

IT Managed Services for Law Firms

Over the years, technology has shaped and changed legal firms in the UK in many ways.   Technology has helped legal firms to go digital and provide a streamlined client experience by allowing them to access case files online from anywhere. Technology has also helped...
Share This
Contact
Love Lane
Cleobury Mortimer
Shropshire DY14 8PE

01299 382 321
[email protected]
Copyright © 2023 Blisstech Solution Ltd
Registered No: 08125391 VAT No : 307 5490 05