Due to this COVID-19 situation, every organization is forced to work from home, and Google G-Suite has a full package solution for any individual or an organization. That’s why Google cloud announced 11 new security features across G Suite on Tuesday.
Dependence on G Suite:
G Suite products are:
- Connect: Gmail, Calendar, Currents, Google Chat, Google Meet
- Create: Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Sites, Apps Script, Keep
- Access: Google Drive
- Control: Admin, Vault, Endpoint, Work Insights
In short it is a full packed solution for a small business or a big one also.
Data shows that the daily usage of Google Hangouts Meet is 25 times higher in March in comparison with January. It is clearly showing how much users are depending on this technology. So people used to exchange personal information, confidential company information throughout the meetings, conferences, etc. Thus Security plays the most important role, that people should believe and rely on.
For Gmail( security features across G Suite ):
There are protocols which help emails to get encrypted, even every internet data or website has their own security protocols which are responsible for secure communication.
There are several more secure protocols already present in Gmail. S/MIME enhanced encryption is the safest till the new protocol launched.
Now Google has announced DMARC protocol which can help to identify email spoofing, which nowadays is the main reason behind phishing attacks and business email compromise scams (BEC). This is not an easy task to implement this protocol to the public and private protocols.
This is also known as BIMI, Brand Indicators for Message Identification. The emails from the authenticate sources or companies will be passed through different anti-abuse tests, after successful authentication, Gmail will then begin displaying the logo within the Gmail UI.
“For organizations that want to create a trusted brand presence over email, BIMI is a great opportunity, incentivizing them to implement strong authentication, which in turn will lead to a safer, more trusted email ecosystem for everyone,” said Seth Blank, chair of the AuthIndicators Working Group and vice president of standards and technologies at Valimail, in the release.
For Meet( security features across G Suite ) :
Google meeting hosts have more authority over their hosted meetings. Firstly one can join a meeting if once rejected now once an attendee is ejected from a meeting, they won’t be able to try to join the same meeting again unless the host were to reinvite them. And if the user or attendee is denied multiple times, the user will be automatically blocked from sending more requests to join.
There are also features like safety locks, the host has the authority to these features. with this feature, a host can choose how the attendees will join the meeting via calendar invite, phone, etc. All the users must be logged into a Google account, who wants to join the meeting. The host can decide also that either these attendees need to chat or present or not.
I think these features will help to prevent cyberattacks, ( cyberattacks can be used to guess the meeting code, entering the meeting, etc. ) According to the release, if a malicious user still somehow entered the event, users can still report it directly within the meeting.
For Chat( security features across G Suite ):
Google is well aware of phishing attacks, so it give an extended feature where if a link is sent to a user via chat, it will be checked against real-time data from safe browsing. Chat security signals can automatically detect and limit abusive content, in short you are safe in chats.
G Suite is also getting another enhancements to its every security feature. I hope all the features integrated by Google will help to prevent from phishing attacks, cyber crimes, and soon including every features across internet there will be more safe environment to browse and using everything on the internet. Thank you for reading.