Is It Safe? Google Says Yes

Security occupies the company's thoughts regularly

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Search advertising may be Google’s true business (you didn’t think it was search, did you?), but keeping its information secure might be what some would call job one.

Google would like you to think of four words in association with their ongoing security efforts: philosophy, technology, process, and people.

On the official Google blog, Douglas Merrill, VP of engineering, said the company spends a lot of time thinking about security, as it does about new products.

The process side includes auditing, which should be no surprise. Google is a publicly traded company, and the ongoing specter of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance hangs over them as it does other public firms. They also audit for SAS 70, Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, and other areas.

Google’s work on the security side has not always been foolproof. Some of their products suffered from the odd flaw, like the time the official Google blog itself was compromised with a fake post inserted by a third party.

Unlike some of the more egregious incidents like the TJX scandal, Google has not experienced the kind of massive breach exposing hundreds or thousands of personally identifiable bits of information. With continued diligence and some good fortune, there’s every reason to think they can maintain the control they have over their data today.

Is It Safe? Google Says Yes
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    I would suggest that Google on top of security. They have had a surprisingly low amount of breaches considering the size of the company and potential threats there could be. As we enter the future, security will need to be a larger piece of the Google mindset day-today

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    I would suggest that Google is very secure. Every once in a while there are going to be small threats and hacks in small components, but  it seems as though Google places heavy importance on user security.

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    I would assume that Google would and shoult have a realy good handle on this considering their gross yearly earnings.

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