Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Google Safer than Sony?

Google claims it ain't no Sony when it comes to cloud security. The company detailed its datacenter security using one center in particular as a model. The center keeps intruders from its physical location with iris scans, checkpoints and ID cards it claims are darn near impossible to forge.

Sometimes old gear is recycled, and hackers nab the drives and grab the data. Google crushes its drives then shreds the debris, avoiding that scenario.

But precious few hacks are due to physical break-ins or poorly disposed drives. Most hacks are purely electronic, and here is where Google is short on details. I guess I don't blame them. When you disclose your security measures, they cease to be secure.

Do you trust Google security? Why or why not both welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/27/2011 at 1:18 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft Nabs IoT Platform Provider Express Logic

    As part of its plan to invest $5 billion in IoT technologies, Microsoft this week acquired Express Logic, which provides real-time operating systems for industrial embedded and IoT devices.

  • Dealing with Broken Dependencies in SCVMM

    Brien shows you how to resolve some broken, template-related dependencies in Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

  • AzCopy Preview Adds AWS S3 Data Transfer Improvements

    Microsoft announced this week that it has improved the preview version of its AzCopy tool to better handle Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 data.

  • Microsoft Adding Google G Suite Migration in Exchange Admin Center

    Microsoft's Exchange Admin Center will be getting the ability to move Google G Suite calendar, contacts and e-mail data over to the Office 365 service "in the coming weeks."

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.