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


Password Policy Best Practices

February 28, 2021 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Password Policy Best Practices

All businesses in today’s world should be mindful of their digital security practices. As the administrator or IT expert, you can easily implement some best practices to secure your data and make sure that your business is protected. But online security doesn’t need to be complicated or out of reach. It starts with something as simple as a secure password policy at work.

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Google Docs Security (exactly how private are your Google Docs?)

February 28, 2021 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Google Docs Security

If you use Google Docs, Google Drive, or Google Workspace to organize your personal or professional files and folders, you’ve probably paused at least once or twice, wondering if the information that you are storing is secure. Should I include this potentially personal information in this document? What happens if someone accesses it? Is my information at risk? In today's article I'll explain Google Docs security - how it works, and what steps you can take to keep your files and data private.

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How to Secure Google Drive

February 6, 2021 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
How to Secure Google Drive

Workplace collaboration requires a lot of data sharing, document reviews, and communication among employees. A virtual workspace like Google Drive can make all of this easy and efficient. What you don’t want to include in your plan are opportunities for outside parties to access or even steal your information and sensitive business data. Securing your Google Drive will allow your business to focus on work without worrying about online vulnerabilities.

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Google Shared Drive Permissions (explained in plain English)

January 30, 2021 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
Google Shared Drive Permissions

Business has been moving toward online collaboration for years. But the global pandemic has shown that collaborating virtually is a necessity for today's business environment. Google Workspace allows companies to create Google Shared Drives for streamlined employee work and effective collaboration. But for companies concerned about data security and access, a firm understanding of Google Shared Drive permissions and how to set sharing up effectively is important.

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G Suite Vault: Understanding Google Vault Search & Data Retention

February 22, 2020 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
G Suite Vault

Digital information is important, and keeping your digital information private and secure is vital. Enter Google Vault for G Suite. As a G Suite customer you already have access to the Google Vault application, and in this article we'll introduce you to the features that make this search and data retention tool so special.

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G Suite Email Encryption Guide

December 16, 2019 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
G Suite Email Encryption Guide

Privacy and encryption have always been important, but have become more relevant in recent years with many large companies experiencing data leaks. This has created a concern regarding privacy to customers of nearly every business ... a concern that smart businesses address proactively. In this article we'll discuss G Suite email encryption and explore the pros and cons of the two software apps Google recommends for G Suite users.

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What CCPA Means For Your IT Strategy in 2020 (and beyond)

November 24, 2019 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
California Consumer Privacy Act IT Implications

The Jan 1, 2020 deadline to comply with the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) is fast approaching! If your organization handles the personal information of California residents, CCPA's new rules will likely apply to your business and impact your IT strategy. According to IAPP, over half a million businesses in the US will need to comply with this new law. In today's article we'll cover 3 ways the CCPA will inform your IT strategy and resources in 2020 and beyond.

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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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