Thursday, 23 March 2017

Google’s ‘Protect Your Election’ – Exporting Cloud Security To Government

From its closed supply chains, custom-designed security chips and 700-strong security engineering team to instant two-factor authentication and IAP and DLP offerings, Google has been moving aggressively both to tout its own security credentials and to “Googlefy” the enterprise – dragging it kicking and screaming out of half-century-old security practices and to a modern security stance. Through its sister organization Alphabet Jigsaw (formerly Google Ideas) the company has translated its technologies to the needs of journalists, human rights organizations and elections, from fighting DDOS attacks and deterring phishing attempts to migrating from 50-year-old password technology to modern two-factor authentication. Yesterday, Jigsaw announced its latest initiative called “Protect Your Election” that boxes several of these technologies into a single elections toolkit.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Forbes

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