Google Launches Program to Improve Login Security

Posted on: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Despite following important steps to secure passwords, many organizations and individuals are victims of security breaches. As this issue becomes more prominent, many companies are acting to prevent data and credentials from being compromised.

The Google Cloud Next ’18 three-day conference not only discusses the magnitude of cloud-based technologies, but has highlighted Google’s future plans and current projects.

One new service that is particularly interesting is, context-aware access, a program that provides additional security and privacy for individuals and organizations. The Google Cloud Product Management Director, Jennifer Lim, provided a list of security improvements and illustrated the importance of context-aware access on their blog.

The context-aware access program enables G-Suite Administrators to provide information that assists in identifying whether it’s really you or a hacker logging into an account. Lim stated that parameters will be based on, “user’s identity, location, and the context of their request”. Google’s program simply provides an extra security measure and greater control for organizations with remote workers.

The availability for context-aware access is currently limited to certain users. Google reported that access to the program is for those utilizing VPC Service Controls and then will be later released to users of Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM), Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy (IAP), and Cloud Identity.

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