Google reassures enterprise users with independent security audits

Google is doing everything it can to restore the confidence in its products that some users lost in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA spying.

Among these steps was the improvedTransparency Report, the effort to use encryption throughout their online assets, as well as an increased exertion in fighting US government’s requests to access data stored with and collected by the company.

The latest move has been announced on Wednesday, and it’s aimed mainly at enterprise customers.

“We’re proud to announce we have received an updated ISO 27001 certificate and SOC 2 and SOC 3 Type II audit report, which are the most widely recognized, internationally accepted independent security compliance reports,” Eran Feigenbaum, Director of Security for Google Apps shared in a blog post.

“These audits refresh our coverage for Google Apps for Business and Education, as well Google Cloud Platform, and we’ve expanded the scope to include Google+ and Hangouts. To make it easier for everyone to verify our security, we’re now publishing our updated ISO 27001 certificate and new SOC3 audit report for the first time, on our Google Enterprise security page.”

Feigenbaum noted that transparency is essential to earning and maintaining customers’ confidence, and one way of achieving that is to get independent auditors to examine the controls in their systems and operations on a regular basis. He also added that Google employes 450 full-time engineers to keep customers’ data secure.

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