With droves of today’s organizations moving to cloud environments at a rapid pace, there is no question that cloud infrastructure is a viable solution for today’s production workloads. The cloud has certainly matured as a platform and solution for today’s business-critical applications. Organizations have chosen to run not only production virtual machines on top of cloud infrastructure, but also business services such as email and file storage. The cloud revolution has brought about significant changes in the way that businesses today think about provisioning infrastructure. It has also changed the methodologies used in traditional infrastructure that exists on-premises.
Category: G Suite Security
Articles about Ransomware and malware protection, data security and data leak prevention.
This G Suite Backup and G Suite Security Guide covers 9 burning-hot cloud security topics. The following articles will provide insights into practical cybersecurity, each is a simple step-by-step walkthrough to solve common problems using G Suite backup and G Suite security best practices. Enjoy your reading and invest in cyber resilience!
One of the powerful features of public cloud environments such as Google G Suite is the ability to take advantage of the huge ecosystem of third-party apps available. The third-party apps found in the G Suite marketplace offer a wide range of quality, enterprise focused apps that add functionality and features to the native G Suite environment. These can include many useful applications to organizations such as CRM apps, Project management apps, and Admin tools. These are easily accessed from the G Suite environment with a Google account. While third-party apps offer tremendous business value to a G Suite organization, they also present an inherent danger to the overall security stance of a G Suite environment.
Today’s businesses are more technology-centric than ever before. Most companies utilize technology-driven processes and services for day-to-day operations and business-critical systems. Especially when it comes to business communication, everyone is using technology to communicate. Email has been the preferred means of communication in the business environment for decades now and is still utilized heavily to provide communication both inside and outside of the organization.
Twenty years ago, if you were to mention “cloud computing” no one would have known what you were referring to. However, today in modern IT infrastructure, most enterprises are focused on placing more resources in public cloud datacenters than ever before. Aside from enterprise environments, individuals most likely are making personal use of cloud storage. What kinds of resources and services are served out from the cloud? Anything from email, applications, and all the way down to general file storage. Moving resources to the public cloud has allowed individuals and enterprises alike to be more agile, versatile, and access data anywhere.
Today, businesses must be smart and proactive, not reactive about security. However, staying ahead of the security curve that exists today is extremely difficult. New vulnerabilities, exploits, and zero-day attacks are found in news headlines almost every single day. Sensitive data is stolen and personal information is often exposed. No organization wants to make headlines in this way. CEOs and management teams today must have cybersecurity at the top of the list, no matter what the initiative or project
Today, organizations are placing more data as well as infrastructure in the public cloud. Public cloud has made it possible for organizations to be much more efficient, agile, and to integrate new technologies much more quickly. However, with all the benefits that public cloud brings to the table in regard to features and functionality, there are concerns when we think about the security of public cloud data and the accessibility of public cloud data when it exists in someone else’s data center.
Cybersecurity has long been mistakenly viewed as an information technology problem that was only the concern of skilled IT staff. The reality is that cybersecurity should be considered as part of core business concerns, strategy, and planning. This should include the attention of top level management. CEOs should be very concerned about cybersecurity in their organizations. Never before have businesses had more to lose when it comes to a cybersecurity breach.
As we discussed in the previous post, G Suite administrators have to take security concerns very seriously, especially when it comes to keeping their organizational data secure. This involves two aspects: Data Loss prevention and Data Leak prevention. As we discussed previously, data loss can be the result of accidental deletion, such as when an employee may inadvertently delete files. However, even more alarming is data loss as the result of intentional means, such as targeted ransomware attacks.