Security Audits for Google Apps Domains

SADA Says | Cloud Computing Blog

By SADA Says | Cloud Computing Blog


Editor’s note: Today’s guest blogger is Lindsey Reich, Sales Operations Coordinator at SADA Systems, who helps maintain and manage the workflows of our Google team.

We all know that Google Apps is an incredibly secure cloud-based platform that ensures the integrity of your domain’s data, and your users’ access to that data.  Google Apps includes dozens of critical security features specifically designed to keep your data safe, secure and in your control. Your data belongs to you, and Apps tools enable you to control it, including whom you share it with and how you share it.

However, we also know that human beings — funny creatures that they are — are prone to mistakes.  Heck, I’d even bet that you, the reader, have made a blunder now and then.  And as a well-adjusted and emotionally secure member of the human race, I’ll go on the record right now and admit that I made a mistake one time.

The point is, the security of any system will always depend on how humans interact with it.  The corollary of this proposition is clear:  Gaining more visibility and control over human interaction will improve the security of a given system.

And so it is with Google Apps.  More visibility into what users are sharing outside the domain, as well as more insight into third party applications that have domain access make Google Apps even more secure.

CloudLock, SADA’s partner and the leader in enterprise security for Google Apps, performs security audits that provide valuable insights in two main areas.  First, the Information Risk and Vulnerability Assessment for Collaboration Security will provide you with critical information about whether your users are sharing information outside of your control, and whether they may be sharing sensitive data like credit card numbers or social security numbers.  Second, the Information Risk and Vulnerability Assessment for Google Apps External Applications will show you what third party applications have access to your domain via access granted by your users.

Let us know if you are interested in one or both assessments, and we can get the ball rolling for you.

To contact Lindsey, please reach out at: [email protected]

To learn more about SADA Systems, please visit our website or the Google Apps Marketplace.


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