San Francisco, CA, September 29, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Google recently announced many security upgrades for Google Drive. Among these are audit alerts, password recovery options and the USB security key support. All these make files stored on Google drive more secure by making it harder to break in.
Google Drive has also achieved ISO 27018 certification. This means that they will keep your corporate data private, subject to their compliance standards, and unlike free users, Google will not spy on your files for advertising purposes.
Single point of failure
All these measures do not stop hackers from reading your files once they have compromised any of an organization’s Google accounts.
In fact, the recent expansion of password recovery options provides more cracks in security for hackers to penetrate, if not setup correctly. Once a Google account is penetrated, all Google Drive files and emails are available. Hackers can use the compromised Google account to do social engineering or phishing attacks to target the rest of the organization from the inside.
End-to-end security for Google Drive
This is possible because Google Drive does not encrypt files at rest on the Google servers. Syncdocs is an app that syncs to Google Drive, but also provides an extra layer of encryption. This means that files are encrypted before they leave your PC or device. Files are stored on Google’s servers using this strong encryption.
Even if your Google account is hacked, or even if there's some curious Google employee, your data is safe. The files remain safely encrypted, and not reliant on Google security.
Syncdocs has Zero Knowledge of your data. In non-technical terms, this means that your Google Drive data is 100% private and only readable by you. No plaintext data, no keys, or file metadata ever leaves your private PC or device. All this ensures absolute confidentiality of your data.