Google, last Wednesday, launched its biggest redesign since 2013. In this new rollout, security remained a top priority for the California-based company, leading the way in innovative security technologies ahead of Microsoft Outlook.

With 4 billion paying customers, Google quotes the new G-Suite to help businesses, “work safer, smarter and more efficiently.”

Google’s blog describes the new Google look as a “brand new look on the web” complete with advanced security features, new applications of Google’s artificial intelligence and new integrations with other G Suite apps.

Security is a top priority for this new rollout, and it’s primarily featured in Google’s confidentiality mode. This confidentiality mode allows users to protect sensitive content in emails by creating expiration dates in the emails and revoking previously sent messages. Your message can essentially be deleted after a certain period of time. You can also un-send messages if it’s confidential.

The authentication feature allows users to authenticate the account via text message in order to view an email. The platform can now protect data even when the recipient’s email is compromised.

You can read the Google’s full report at their blog.

Why is this important?

Phishing emails, employees sending confidential information to the wrong person or opening malicious email attachments are all examples of common employee negligence. In Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study, 568 breaches were caused by employee or contractor negligence. You can read more about employee negligence here.

All in all, Google’s progressive approach to data security is a step forward in the industry. Utilize these new features to protect your sensitive data. Click below to learn more about Teramind.

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