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In a world increasingly concerned about data breaches, no company can afford to leave sensitive data unprotected. Whether it’s personally identifiable information (such as social security numbers), financial information, health data or any type of confidential data, lost data leads to lost clients. Here’s how Google Cloud makes it easy for companies to protect data and retain customers’ trust.
Encryption makes data unreadable to unauthorized parties, but implementing and managing encryption for all your sensitive data can be challenging. That’s why Google Cloud encrypts all customer data stored at rest on its network by default — without any customer intervention required. “Every file is split into pieces, and each part is encrypted with its own key, for performance and security,” says Rob Sadowski, a member of the Google Cloud Trust and Security team.
Many companies don’t know where sensitive data is stored and can be surprised when a breach occurs. Google Cloud’s Data Loss Prevention (DLP) helps prevent sensitive data from getting into the wrong hands. DLP can scan data stores to locate sensitive information, then delete it, mask parts of it or take other appropriate measures. Data masking allows your business to redact or obscure sensitive data to preserve privacy.
Another important part of data protection is stopping unauthorized access. When physical servers were the norm, firewalls did the trick; but in the cloud, businesses need protected access to a service, not a server, so security can be more complicated. “With Google Cloud’s Virtual Private Cloud Service Controls, we provide a similar type of boundary,” says Sadowski. “It’s like a virtual firewall for your cloud services that prevents unauthorized access to your data.”
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