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Google is adding a layer of security to its workspace to protect business accounts from data thefts

Google workspace is updating its policy by providing additional security measures to the firms-oriented accounts. Hijacking an organization’s data has become the most common practice of hackers these days. To ensure the safety of users from hijacking attacks, Google has taken a step further to provide two-factor authentication to business users. So when an unknown person tries to access the account by doing something fishy, for example, if hackers want to relocate files or change the documents entirely, an option ‘Verify it’s You’ will appear instantly on the screen asking the verification from the actual account holder, to check the same person or not.

The two-step verification will secure your account by preventing hackers from getting into it, even if they steal your personal information, including passwords. Google repeatedly emphasizes that Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) accounts won’t be affected by the additional security update. SAML is a way to authenticate users at one time and then allow them to use one set of passwords to log into multiple websites and apps. So, Google mentions that this will not change, and only accounts using Google as their identity provider (IdP) will be supported with the new security update.

Furthermore, Google added the amplified security options, and all accounts, including end users, admin, G suite Business customers, and legacy G Suite accounts, are supported. For those unaware, G Suite is Google’s cloud-based collaboration tool that offers shared calendars, storage, editing, and various other services.

The security measures will help business accounts prevent hackers, and any suspicious activity will be identified and saved as an audit, which admins can access. Google is committed to ensuring its end users are safe from phishing attacks and cybersecurity risks. Administrators will get notifications whenever some sensitive changes are made to the documents, including password changes, SSO profile changes, etc.


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