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Google Cloud hosting and it’s security measures, including aligators!

Published: 17/01/2017 by Comments

Google Cloud hosting and it’s security measures, including aligators!

Google is so serious about protecting its customers that it has set alligators on watch to assist them!

It’s almost impossible to get past Googles security measures. From cameras to biometric identification and laser intrusion….. and their latest security feature – alligators!

Google is protected at every level; millions of dollars are invested each year to ensure your security. Their recent whitepaper described their superior security measures and how they plan on continuing to secure their Cloud platform. The whitepaper provides a bird’s eye view into Google’s perception on data centre security.

The paper reads that each service, machine and engineer is provided with their own individual identity, and each identity is preserved in a global name space that is managed by the infrastructure which operates under a complex identity management workflow system. Each server has its own job to do; however, they work on the basis that they are qualified to work on every Google server. This means each server assumes that the other server is not doing what it is supposed to be doing therefore ensuring that all bases are covered. The whitepaper reports that the system is capable of scaling thousands of services that run on the infrastructure.

As Google has previously stated, all the information that travels on the company’s private WAN connected to its data centres is immediately encrypted by default.

As stated earlier, it is virtually impossible to hack into a Google account! Even if a data centre is compromised, it does not provide immediate access. There is layer upon layer of encryption that first needs to be penetrated. Once that is penetrated, they then need to get through an avalanche of even more sophisticated security measures.

As hackers are getting more sophisticated in their attacks, Google will continue to update and redevelop its security measures.

Photo credit: Pedro Lozano

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