Google Beefs Up Cloud Security and Data Privacy Tools
Google has unveiled a slew of new business-focused data privacy and threat protection offerings, bolstering its cybersecurity arsenal in the never-ending war to stay ahead of attackers.
The tech giant's latest security enhancements are focused on Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. •
Google announced a new Cloud Security Command Center for enterprises, virtual private cloud (VPC) service controls for increased data privacy, and Access Transparency Logs to give organizations an immutable audit trail of what's happening to their data.
Google's ongoing machine learning advancements made an appearance as well in the more than 20 updates announced for G Suite, including new default-on phishing protections powered by ML. •
The company also tipped new partnerships to help protect against threats like botnets, cryptocurrency mining malware, DDoS attacks, and suspicious network traffic.
"Every second we mark 10 million [Gmail] messages as spam. Gmail has over a billion active users, which means we can see pretty much any spam campaign and spend a lot of effort to train machine learning algorithms to to recognize them automatically without manual intervention," said Urs Hölzle, Google's SVP of Technical Infrastructure.