Even though most companies have this policy in place, employee-based mistakes are still responsible for 90 percent of data breaches in the cloud, according to Kaspersky Lab.
So, how to compose a cybersecurity policy that works?
Gaining news exposure is generally a good thing for most businesses, especially if it is something positive presented. However, there is one type of headline that no organization wants to make. In recent years, there has been an explosion of almost unbelievable data breaches making news headlines that have resulted in anything but a positive outcome for the organizations involved.
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.
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.
Google Vault is a great solution to archive some of your G Suite (Google Apps) data, but it doesn’t perform backup. You can’t use it as an automated backup and recovery solution daily, so it doesn’t protect you against data loss.
A DLP tool may use several different technologies and tools in order to protect data so that it cannot be accidentally or maliciously shared with people outside the company or uploaded to private cloud storage.
Google add-ons were introduced in 2014 as a way to bring additional functionality to Google Docs and Sheets by installing plugins published by third-party developers.
Add-ons can be browsed and installed directly from within G Suite by clicking the “Add-ons’ tab in the main menu of any document you’re working on. The fact that these add-ons are so easy to install and seem to be officially approved by Google may lull users into a false sense of security that they are as safe as using G Suite itself, but in fact third-party add-ons can introduce new security risks into your organization.
One of our customers, a company that is the leading CRM solutions provider, facing a problem when an employee left the company and tried to get access to corporate data. Thanks to Spinbackup’s innovative security tools, the company could securely transfer the employee’s data to another account to be managed and monitor the employee’s behavior until his departure.
Public cloud security can be a very complex issue to address for organizations today. However, having the tooling and capabilities needed to both have the visibility to cybersecurity events and address these properly provides tremendous advantages for organizations utilizing public cloud resources. Google’s G Suite environment can be a powerful and robust platform for organizations today to be able to house business-critical resources and services for core daily operations. However, organizations must keep pace and maintain a proactive stance with all pertinent areas of protecting data and cybersecurity in general.
Cyber attacks should be of great concern for businesses of any size in this day and age. Data breaches are reaching epidemic levels, with 46 data records being stolen every second. As cyber security threat detection is essential for digital health of any organization, you need to identify the risk sources: external or internal.
Most companies focus on reducing the threats from outside the business. However threats originating from within the organization may be a bigger threat than most people realize. In fact one of the main causes of data breaches is an unintentional leak due to a careless employee.