As with any collaboration network, there are a number of ways cybercriminals can attack. Here are a few of the top security concerns with G Suite:
- Access Control by Unauthorized Users – Because access has been made more convenient, there is the possibility that information can fall into the wrong hands, potentially causing serious vulnerabilities where data breach is concerned. Credentials can be stolen, passwords can be discovered, and a wold of other woes are possible when unauthorized users are able to get into your files.
- Ransomware – The use of this form of cyberattack is trending. Even large businesses, hospitals, and schools, are not immune. Ransomware locks users out of their own information until a ransom is surrendered to get it back. Even if it is paid, there is never a guarantee the information will really be returned.
- Third Party Apps – Third Party Apps are those that are used along with Google based apps but aren’t developed by them. While these apps add attractive and convenient features, they bring an added layer of vulnerability to the table.
G Suite provides a plethora of tools for such tasks as the creation of spreadsheet, working with word processing, collaborating between individuals and other businesses, and communication. Data is conveniently saved to the cloud, eliminating the possibility of losing important work or not being able to locate previous work. With the advances comes a certain amount of risk, however. G Suite securities policies are in place but it is imperative to set and implement them in order to be protected.
The Collavate DLP add-on is available to boost an extra layer of security in order to prevent Google Drive data leaks. This program protects against the threat of sensitive user information leaving the company through such measures as the monitoring of keywords (like social security numbers and other sensitive information) and detection of unusual and suspicious activities among users. Charts and statistics are made available so employee usage patterns are revealed. Collavate DLP enacts maximum security for all Google Drive files and monitors any activity that takes place within G Suite. The security add-on is compatible with any G Suite plan.
As the world of online driven business advances, G Suite continues to make huge strides to make collaboration more convenient. Finally, by activating the security measures G Suite already has in place and by adding on such programs as Collavate DLP and Killer ID, users can take advantage of all G Suite has to offer and rest assure they have the utmost in cutting-edge security while doing so.