Google allows Workstation actions only with two admin authentication

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Google has consistently prioritized enhancing trust among its users by introducing novel defensive measures to counteract cyber threats like phishing attacks. Moving forward, Workspace users can expect an added layer of protection against takeover attempts, as a new safeguard necessitates approval from two administrators.

This signifies that any modifications pertaining to the workspace will only take effect when accompanied by two-step verification (2SV) authentication. This serves as an additional barrier, effectively thwarting social engineering attempts by hackers and safeguarding against their success.

Initially, this multi-party authorization procedure will be integrated into the workspace group, subsequently expanding to encompass other services based on feedback received from administrators.

In an era were relying solely on passwords is outdated, hackers can exploit software to swiftly decipher a 10–12-digit password, even one incorporating a combination of alphanumeric and special characters, within just half an hour. Consequently, bolstering online account security with sophisticated measures is imperative to fend off prevailing cyber threats.

“This initiative empowers enterprise administrators to fortify their account security through 2SV authentication using Threat Defense Controls,” explained Andy Wen, Director of Product Management at Google Workspace.

It’s important to note that Google Workspace provides enterprise functionalities, including tailored email addresses within a domain, limitless drive storage, and other administrative privileges for productivity and collaboration tools such as Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Meet, and Chat. The data within these products is stored directly in cloud storage and synchronized across geographically separated data centers to ensure data continuity and facilitate disaster recovery. Originally launched as G-Suite in 2006, it was rebranded as Google Workspace in April 2020.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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