Security

Read our latest articles on information and data security to learn how Google Cloud technology can help to protect your sensitive personal and business information.

In today's increasingly connected world, addressing information security concerns proactively is more important than ever before.

Our Latest Security Articles


How and Why to Set up a G Suite Device Policy Alert

August 15, 2019 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
G Suite Device Policy Alert

While it is easy to assume that your business files won't be compromised in a data breach, if you don't have a data loss prevention strategy in place you're leaving security to chance. G Suite makes it easy to keep your customer and client data secure, and in this article we'll explain how to set up a device policy alert at your business for improved security.

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G Suite Security: An Admin Security Checklist

August 10, 2019 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
G Suite Security - An Admin Security Checklist

As your company's G Suite security administrator, it is your job to make sure that your accounts are safe and protected. It is easy to become complacent when it comes to security, especially if nothing has ever happened in the past. And that is exactly what hackers want. Today, we are going to discuss a 4-point checklist to ensure that your G Suite accounts stay secure.

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Major Risks Associated with Cloud Computing

August 10, 2019 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Major Risks Associated with Cloud Computing

More and more small businesses are trending toward cloud computing and blue chip tech companies like IBM, Intel, Amazon, and Google are all-in on migrating to the cloud. While there are numerous benefits to moving your company data to Google Cloud Platform, you may be asking yourself: "Are there major risks associated with cloud computing?" In this article we discuss those risks and weigh them against the benefits of working in the cloud.

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Gmail Confidential Mode for G Suite

June 2, 2019 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Gmail Confidential Mode

This week Google announced that Gmail Confidential Mode will be launching for G Suite users on June 25, 2019 and all G Suite users will have the ability to send emails with confidential mode. When launched on June 25th, all G Suite admins and users will notice that confidential mode will be set to default ON for all domains with Gmail enabled, unless you choose to disable this feature.

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G Suite Security Best Practices

March 20, 2019 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

G Suite Security Best Pracites & DLP

According to the 2018 Cost of a Data Breach study you are more likely to experience a data breach than you are to catch the flu. How do you protect your organization from a data breach and implement G Suite Security best practices? We discussed this topic in a recent webinar and highlighted 5 ways to avoid a data breach with G Suite.

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How to prevent Phishing Attacks in your Google for Work domain

July 29, 2016 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
According to TechTarget, Phishing is a form of fraud in which the attacker tries to learn information such as
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How to setup 2-Step Verification for Google Apps for Work

July 29, 2016 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

Note: Before 2-Step Verification is turned on, there are considerations that should be made regarding communications and training.  Enforcing Two-Step authentication without letting your staff know may result in a stop in productivity that may not be a benefit to organization.

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Email Security and Your Google Apps Domain

July 19, 2016 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

2016 has seen an unsettling amount of e-mail and web security breaches that’s compelling businesses all over the world to ask themselves how they can best prepare and prevent similar attacks on their own environments.  One such attack that we have noticed a sharp increase of in the past several months has been spoofing.

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Set expiration dates for access to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides files

April 25, 2016 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
We know that businesses today don’t operate in isolation; employees work not only with one another, but with third-party vendors, clients, customers, and other businesses as well—and often on a temporary basis. To keep your organization’s information safe in these situations, we’re introducing the ability to set an “expiration date” for specific user access to files in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. For instance, imagine your business hires an outside contractor for a project lasting three months.
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5 Reasons CIOs can feel secure with their information in Google’s Cloud

February 12, 2016 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

Many organizations are in the dark about the security of their data, especially with the rise of shadow IT and numerous recent breaches. It’s no wonder IT execs are concerned about how their data is protected and who has access to their confidential information. Every day I meet CIOs who ask me how Google’s cloud can offer the level of security they need, and many IT execs likely have the same nagging worries.

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