Tech mogul Google Cloud has announced a major improvement in its identity and access management capabilities for users by adding data regions and Titan security keys. With this move, Google Cloud say that they will help their users protect critical data against phishing attacks by providing better control and transparency through security options.
Google Cloud say that businesses are looking need to protect sensitive data files that are hosted over cloud environments. They claim that as the cloud requirements of businesses grow, so do the parameters that are taken into account to shield the data hosted on the cloud.
In order to meet these parameters, Google Cloud say that they have boosted its security by adding a Titan multi-factor physical security key to enhance identity as well as access management. They claim that this key, which is based on the FIDO principle (Fast Identity Online), will offer a phishing-resistant second factor of authentication.
Speaking about the move, Jess Leroy, Director of Product Management for Google Cloud, commented:
The Titan security key provides a phishing-resistant second factor of authentication. Typically, our customers will place it in front of high-value users or content administrators and root users.
It’s built with a secure element, which includes firmware that we built ourselves, and it provides a ton of security with very little interaction and effort on the part of user.