With all this in mind, it is foolish to think the search engine giant doesn’t have one eye on security at all times. Security is one of the biggest buzz words in the industry, and for good reason.
This Gallup poll proves that people are worried about online security. In fact, they are more concerned about their online accounts being hacked than their home being burglarized. Can you imagine that?
This leads to one very important question: what are companies like Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) doing to protect itself as well as its millions upon millions of customers.
This is something the company discussed in a recent blog post. Today is Safer Internet Day, and Google made sure to post about this. Here is an excerpt showing just how dedicated the company is to top of the line security:
“Security has always been a top priority for Google. Our Safe Browsing technology identifies unsafe websites and warns people before they visit them, protecting more than one billion Chrome, Firefox, and Safari users everyday. 2-Step Verification adds an extra layer of security, beyond your password, to your Google account; it’s like a second padlock on your account’s door. And our research teams regularly release new findings about nefarious online activity, like Gmail account hijacking attempts, so people can stay informed.”
To go along with all the security measures taken by Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL), there are things that individuals can do as well. The “Big G” suggests watching for shady activity on your accounts, reviewing account permissions, and adding a phone number for recovery purposes.
Any company in today’s day and age, regardless of size and industry, must do whatever it takes to maintain a high level of security. One mistake in this area could cause a lot of trouble. Just ask Target.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is one of the biggest tech companies in the world. While the company is far from perfect, there is no denying its continued devotion to online security.