As the threat landscape continues to evolve, government agencies cannot simply add another tool to their security stack as a method of protection. The recent Executive Order (EO) on improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity calls on government agencies to adopt a Zero Trust framework. Above and beyond the federal mandate, government leaders from both federal and state & local entities have been looking to build a comprehensive security strategy, one that takes an overarching view of the agency’s cyber posture.
Google has successfully built advanced, cloud-native defenses from the ground up to serve public sector agencies at massive scale. More than a decade ago, Google pioneered the security concept of Zero Trust to protect its own infrastructure and now, it's customers have the chance to run their business on the same infrastructure. The core tenets of Google's Zero Trust concept are:
Trust Nothing: Trust nothing (implicitly), assume breach, and focus on detection and response. Google provides consistent, verifiable control throughout the cloud. Google Workspace already uses the latest cryptographic standards to encrypt all data at rest and in transit. With client-side encryption, customer data is indecipherable to Google, while users can still use Google’s native web-based collaboration, access content on mobile devices, and share encrypted files externally.
Detect Everything: Only Google has the breadth and depth of data to identify and train Machine Learning models to protect threats as soon as they emerge.
Secure collaboration: Google’s approach makes it easy for users to do the right thing from a security perspective and not circumvent the IT-approved tools. For example, users create, co-author and share documents in the cloud. There’s a link with one master copy where administrators can always revoke access, and have up-to-date insights into who has access to specific content.
The Work Safer Program is designed to help protect businesses and public sector organizations against rising cybersecurity threats. Work Safer will provide companies with access to a range of offers that combine Google Workspace with industry-leading solutions from across Google and its cybersecurity partners, CrowdStrike and Palo Alto Networks. The program is designed to meet the needs of all organizations, including public sector institutions, many of which are reliant on legacy technology and may not have the in-house expertise to fully address the rising security challenges associated with hybrid work.
Work Safer offers public sector organization’s access to the capabilities Google has built into Google Cloud; and they continue to invest in these capabilities to bring greater security, by default, to every application. As you look to transform your applications into the cloud - even lift and shift - you’ll find these capabilities improve your security posture in a way that simply adding another stand-alone security tool cannot do.