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The 8 Biggest Google Cloud Security Mistakes To Avoid

From exposing sensitive data in BigQuery tables to overauthorizing access on new projects to leaving virtual machines unguarded, here are some Google Cloud security mishaps that occur too often.

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Avoiding Pitfalls

Businesses have traditionally moved to the cloud for cost savings or to augment private data center capacity, according to Google. But Google said security has become a central selling point for cloud migration as companies realize that cloud providers can invest more in people and processes that create a secure infrastructure.

Google said it has made security a priority in its own operations and that its cloud services are designed to deliver better security than many traditional on-premises tools. Since Google runs on the same infrastructure that it makes available to customers, businesses can benefit from the emphasis the company places on data protection when it comes to primary design criteria.

But great technology only provides protection if it’s implemented correctly, and organizations that are new to Google Cloud might overlook or opt out of vital features that protect data or virtual machines. From exposing sensitive data in BigQuery tables to overauthorizing access on new projects to leaving virtual machines unguarded, here are eight key Google Cloud security mishaps that occur too frequently.

 
 
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