Google plans to intellectually secure its users from Cyber Attacks


Web search giant Google is all set to secure its online users from cyber attacks by pepping up its security tools. The company is intending to do this through a new service offering called Advanced Protection Program. The program is aimed to block all 3rd party applications for accessing emails and data from Google Drive.

Security experts believe that the program will help in replacing the usual 2-factor authentication to protect accounts with a pair of physical security keys. Google is aiming the product at CEOs of big companies, politicians and all those corporate executives who are concerned about cybersecurity.

In the year 2014, Google released a software-based USB Security Key device which was designed to improve existing measures related to security, like 2-factor authentication to log into email and cloud storage platform. Users were asked to plug the USB Security Key Devices to access Google services driven by utmost security.

The new service is said to work in a similar manner as described above. It will also make the use of another physical key as a mandatory process to block all 3rd party programs and apps from accessing Gmails or files stored on a Google Drive.

Google disclosed that it will give its Advanced Protection Program an official name by this month end and will offer it to premium users who are interested in securing their online activity from hacks and all kinds of cyber threats.

Naveen Goud
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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