Five Threats Google Apps Can’t Defend Against, But You Can

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Typically, rogue employees damage Google Apps in cases where domain administrators cannot or do not know how to lock the departing employee out of Google Apps before the worker is notified of his or her termination. It may not even require a firing; employees can “burn” a domain before leaving for another job, or simply because they feel slighted by an organization. Much like a security breach, a rogue employee can delete all the data in a single Google Apps account, which can be roughly $100,000 worth of data. The most effective defense against rogue employees is also the easiest: Change an employee’s password or suspend an employee’s Google Apps account before firing them, preventing the employee from doing damage before his or her account is suspended.

Three out of five companies that suffer a major data loss shut down after six months. That’s a scary, eye-opening statistic. Many of these companies have that data in public clouds, including Google Apps. While there are dozens of really good reasons to use Google Apps for your business, legitimate risks are associated with any software-as-a-service (SaaS) application suite, including Google Apps.

A single Google Apps account can comprise $100,000 worth of data. In some respects, Google Apps is the safest productivity suite in the world. Google does not lose data on its own. However, Google is told to delete data. Far too often, Google is told to delete the wrong data, or the wrong person or program is issuing instructions to delete your information. If you’re running a Google Apps domain, are thinking of running one, or simply don’t want to lose every bit of priceless business data you’ve ever owned, here are five potential threats, identified by Emily Glass, creative product manager and usability expert for Backupify, that Google cannot defend against, but you can (and should).

 

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