Google Drive is a cloud storage system that makes it easy to store your files online so you can access them from any device. It’s also how you share documents with others in the workplace. But how do you make sure your data is secure? Follow these tips for improving Google Drive security and keeping your business data safe!
Is Google Drive safe for your business data
You may know that Google Drive folders are secured and encrypted in a secure data center. But how do you know that the data center is secure? For example, would a dedicated cybercriminal be able to access your drive if they gained physical entry into the building where it’s stored? What about an inside job from someone who already works there and has been bribed or coerced by outside forces?
How to Make Google Drive More Secure
If you’re still concerned about how to secure your Google Drive, there are a few steps you can take.
- Use two-step verification. This is an extra layer of security that requires you to input a special code sent to your phone in order to log in. To set it up, go to “My Account” and then “Sign In & Security.” Scroll down to the “Two-Step Verification” section and click on “Get Started.”
- -Use A Password Manager To Increase Security And Efficiency. One way you can increase the number of strong passwords in your repertoire without sacrificing time and productivity is by using password managers. These free tools use one master password (and optional fingerprint recognition) to access all other passwords stored on various devices. When signing into apps and websites, LastPass automatically enters your credentials, which helps ensure they’re strong and secure every time.
- Encrypt your files. You can do this by going to “File” and then “Properties.” Under the “General” tab, you’ll see an option called “Encryption.” Click on it and choose how strong you want your encryption level to be (the higher the number of bits, the stronger the encryption).
- Restrict access to your files. You can do this by going to “Settings,” clicking on “Sharing” and then adjusting the settings for each file or folder. For example, you can choose who can view, edit or comment on them.
- Back-Up The Data. Back up all crucial business files stored on Google Drive on a regular basis to minimize the chance of company interruption. To do this, make sure you have installed Google Drive on all of your business computers. Then, back up the files to an external storage device like a USB hard drive or flash drive. If anything goes wrong with any of these devices (e.g., they get lost), then you can retrieve them from one another in order to continue working seamlessly.
Saving your business data is very important. Make sure to use the tips provided in this article to keep it as secure as possible. And, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help. We’re always here to help.