Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a leading cloud service provider with a wide range of services. With the inclusion of Google Compute Engine and G-Suite, GCP has grown over 45%, and it continues to grow progressively each year. It is estimated that over 49% of consumers prefer GCP, due to its wide array of services and competitive pricing. With its stupendous amount of services and customer base, there is an imminent threat of data breach and loss.
Organizations utilizing GCP web services and applications are responsible for securing their sensitive and critical data stored in the cloud.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) provides easy deployment and management of its IT operations; however, a challenge is that mistakes can lead to large data compromises. For instance, the misconfiguration of a data store can expose sensitive information, such as
- Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
- Payment Card Industry (PCI) data or Protected Health Information (PHI)