Google tackles cloud security

Google has a reputation for being open and transparent with many of its initiatives and internal workings, but one of the things that the company hasn’t talked much about publicly until recently is security. In this interview with SearchSecurity.com, the director of security for Google Apps, Eran Feigenbaum, discusses the company’s plans for security around cloud computing and how the model affects compliance efforts.

Google has a reputation for being open and transparent with many of its initiatives and internal workings, but one of the things that the company hasn’t talked much about publicly until recently is security. In this interview with SearchSecurity.com, the director of security for Google Apps, Eran Feigenbaum, discusses the company’s plans for security around cloud computing and how the model affects compliance efforts.

“Nothing is more important to us than the security and privacy of our users,” he tells SearchSecurity’s Neil Roiter. “Because of that, we put people, policies and technologies in place to ensure that. Some of those are role-based security and privileged access. We only give access to people on a need to know basis to those systems. And it’s our policy to log administrative access and review logs as needed.”

Cloud computing is one of the hot topics at the RSA Conference this year and Google clearly has an important role to play here. You can read the full interview here.

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