Why we decided to use Google for all of our cloud hosting, emailing and data managment needs.
As a provider of lead generation and communication solutions for the automotive industry, our clients are subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), a federal law that requires financial institutions to safeguard customer information. To help ensure compliance with GLBA, we use Google Cloud’s security measures for our hosting and data management needs. By relying on Google Cloud’s encryption, access controls, compliance, Security Command Center, and Google Workspace, we help protect sensitive customer information and maintain compliance with GLBA.
If you’re considering TECOBI as your solution provider, you can trust that your data will be protected by Google Cloud’s robust security measures. To learn more about GLBA, please visit https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security/gramm-leach-bliley-act.
- Google’s Security Culture
Google has a strong security culture that permeates every aspect of the company. They have a dedicated security team that constantly monitors threats and implements new security measures to keep data safe. They also conduct regular security audits to ensure that their systems are secure. Learn more about Google’s security approach here.
Google Cloud uses encryption to protect data both in transit and at rest. All data is automatically encrypted when it is stored and when it is transmitted between Google data centers. Google Cloud also supports customer-managed encryption keys, which allows customers to control their own encryption keys for additional security. Learn more about Google Cloud’s encryption capabilities here.
- Access Controls
Google Cloud provides various access controls to restrict access to data. These access controls include password protection, multi-factor authentication, and identity and access management (IAM) policies. IAM policies allow you to control access to specific resources and services based on user roles and permissions. Learn more about Google Cloud’s access controls here.
- Physical Security
Google has invested heavily in physical security measures to protect their data centers. All Google data centers are highly secured and monitored 24/7 by security personnel. They also use advanced technologies, such as biometric scanners and surveillance cameras, to ensure that only authorized personnel can access the data centers. Learn more about Google’s physical security measures here.
Google Cloud is compliant with various industry standards and regulations, such as HIPAA and PCI DSS. This means that Google Cloud meets strict security requirements and undergoes regular audits to ensure compliance. Learn more about Google Cloud’s compliance certifications here.
- Security Command Center
Google Cloud’s Security Command Center provides a centralized platform for security monitoring and threat detection. It allows you to identify and address security threats quickly and efficiently. Security Command Center also provides real-time alerts and automated responses to potential threats. Learn more about Security Command Center here.
- Google Workspace
Google Workspace provides a secure platform for cloud storage, emails, and phone systems. It uses the same security measures as Google Cloud, including encryption and access controls. Google Workspace also includes various security features, such as anti-phishing and anti-spam filters, to protect against email-based threats. Learn more about Google Workspace security features here.
TECOBI uses Google Workspace for our cloud storage, emails, and phone systems. Google Workspace uses the same security measures as Google Cloud, including encryption and access controls. Additionally, Google Workspace includes various security features, such as anti-phishing and anti-spam filters, to protect against email-based threats.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
In addition to the robust security measures provided by Google Cloud, TECOBI has implemented Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to further enhance the security of our clients’ data. MFA is a method of access control that requires users to present two or more separate forms of identification before they can access their accounts. This adds an extra layer of security by making it more difficult for unauthorized users to gain access to sensitive information.
MFA is particularly effective against common cyber threats such as phishing attacks and password breaches. Even if a cybercriminal manages to obtain a user’s password, they would still need the second form of identification to access the account. This significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access and helps protect sensitive customer information.
TECOBI’s implementation of MFA is in line with the latest changes to the Financial Data Security Rule, demonstrating our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of data security and regulatory compliance. We understand the importance of safeguarding customer information in the automotive industry, and we continually strive to implement the most effective security measures to protect our clients’ data.
Overall, TECOBI uses Google Cloud’s robust security measures to protect your data. From encryption and access controls to physical security and compliance, Google Cloud provides a comprehensive security framework to keep your data safe. Additionally, Security Command Center and Google Workspace provide centralized platforms for security monitoring and cloud storage, emails, and phone systems, respectively, making it a complete solution for your hosting and our data management needs.
For a detailed explanation of our security plan, please download a draft of our Written Security Plan. If you are a client and would like an executed copy of this agreement, please email email@example.com