Among the 20 new cyber security features are DDoS protection, blockchain technology, and increased transparency.
The number of new cloud services is increasing all the time, and cyber security in the cloud, as a whole, is getting better. We provide data backup ourselves which are both on-site and cloud data backup facilities for improved SME cyber security, but it is worth noting how Google is expanding their operations.
These new features have been launched with the goal to help businesses build a secure SME environment to migrate more workloads into the cloud while giving users more control over their digital environment.
Jennifer Lin, Director of Product Management, GCP Security and Privacy said in her BLOG post “VPC Service Controls create a security perimeter around data stored in API-based GCP services such as Google Cloud Storage, BigQuery and Bigtable. This helps mitigate data exfiltration risks stemming from stolen identities, IAM policy misconfigurations, malicious insiders and compromised virtual machines.” Jennifer Lin, Director of Product Management, GCP Security and Privacy said in a March 21 blog post.
“With this managed service, enterprises can configure private communication between cloud resources and hybrid VPC networks using Cloud VPN or Cloud Dedicated Interconnect,” Lin said. “By expanding perimeter security from on-premise networks to data stored in GCP services, enterprises can feel confident about storing their data in the cloud and accessing it from an on-prem environment or cloud-based VMs.”
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Trust is paramount when choosing a cloud provider. Google’s Cloud Security Command Center will allow customers to see what happens to the data they provide as well as provide them with an audit log of authorized administrative accesses by Google Support and Engineering, as well as justifications for those accesses.
The Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP) API solution is also receiving improvements by adding new detectors, including one to identify service account credentials, as well as the ability for users to build their own detectors based on custom dictionaries, patterns and context rules.
The firm has also announced their Cloud Armor, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and application defense service that’s based on the same technologies and global infrastructure that protects services like Search, Gmail, and YouTube.
Its safe to say that Google are making big strides forward in improving overall security as well as transparency and ease of use for its customers. A very welcome step for all.
For more information, take a look at more on Googles G-Suite Security