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March 11, 2018 | Updated on: March 29, 2024 | Reading time 6 minutes

How to Protect Your Google Workspace Account

Google provides a feature for Google Workspace (former G Suite) users called ‘Two-Step Verification,’ which is designed to improve the security of not only your Google Workspace account, but your entire online presence. If your Google account is ever hacked, a domino effect may ensue. You are particularly vulnerable if you reuse the same password for other accounts, such as Twitter or Facebook. If a hacker gets into one account, the chances are strong that the other accounts will also eventually be compromised.

Google Account Security

“It’s an extra step, but it’s one that significantly improves the security of your Google Account because it requires the powerful combination of both something you know — your username and password — and something that only you should have — your phone,” explained the product manager Nishit Shah, at the time.

A hacker would need access to both of these factors to gain access to your account. If you like, you can always choose a ‘Remember verification for this computer for 30 days’ option, and you won’t need to re-enter a code for another 30 days. You can also set up one-time application-specific passwords (ASP) to sign in to your account from non-browser-based applications that are designed to only ask for a password, and cannot prompt for the code.”  In a nutshell, a hacker may trick you into compromising your password, and he will also manage to steal your mobile phone.

As you see you can’t be sure at 100% that your data will not be lost when you hacked, but you can prevent data loss, using cloud backup and recovery service Spinbackup. If you use 2-Step Verification for your Google account then Spinbackup is a must!

Spinbackup offers an easy and cost-effective way to keep your data safe.  Check out Google Workspace pricing for individual use and backup your data, today!

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Will Tran is the Product Manager at Spin.AI, where he guides the product's strategic direction, oversees feature development and ensures that the solution solves his clients’ cybersecurity needs.

Will is a security professional who started his career at Lockheed Martin where he worked on National Security Space programs in business development and product management.

Will holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from UCSB and an MBA with a specialization in Technology Management and Marketing from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

At Lockheed Martin, Will developed the multi-year strategy campaign and supported the product development of a national security satellite program for the United States Air Force, which resulted in a multi-billion dollar contract.

During business school, Will consulted 2 non-profit organizations as part of a series of national consulting case competitions. He set strategic priorities, optimized business operations, and developed a process to qualify new revenue streams for his non-profit clients. These initiatives resulted in 15-20% increase in annual surplus.

In his spare time, Will can be found at local coffee shops around Los Angeles, traveling to different countries, or hanging out with his cat.

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