Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hackers, Hackers EVERYWHERE!

Personal information is constantly at risk at any given time. We often get discouraged by the fact that usernames and passwords are being stolen, codes are being cracked, viruses are spreading, and spam is out of control. Everyone has been a victim to at least one of these internet hassles, the most common being spam. Hackers look for vulnerable users and corporate networks to attack.

Security and Privacy are top concerns for everyone in the technology world. Google, in general, and Google Apps specifically, takes these two concerns as a top priority. Google builds its business with user's trust as the main focus. User's trust Google's ability to completely secure the data that users are storing and sharing; and in Google's commitment to respecting the privacy of the information that is placed in its systems.

Your data belongs to you.

A common misperception with the Google Cloud is that it is not secure enough to hold personal or private information such as medical issues, social security numbers, bank information, etc.. But there is a reason why the city of Los Angeles, Washington D.C and 4 million other businesses trust Google with their information, Google Apps has dozens of security features that are put in place to ensure that your data is safe and confidential. You control what you share and whom you share it with. Your work is automatically backed up and always available no matter where you are. Google stores its information in data centers around the world making along it nearly impossible to hack. So if your computer is stolen or crashes, you can be up and running again within seconds (on a different computer, of course!).

Google Apps includes two layers of security with authentication, which protects your data from hackers that can steal your username and passwords. Another misunderstanding about file security is that it is safer to have files on an external drive than in the cloud, this is incorrect because it is much easier to get information stolen if it is in physical form whereas it is nearly impossible for a hacker to steal from the heavily guarded and extremely secure cloud network. Google's security team does not rest, they have employees working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Google is constantly improving ways to better security. It doesn't get any better than that!

Place Your Trust in Google!

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