How Google Chrome is Putting Your Company in
                 Danger



         Robert Ayoub, Industry Manager
          ...
Focus Points

•   Google Chrome - The Gateway to Google Apps

•   “Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy”

•  ...
Google Chrome - The Gateway to Google Apps




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Google Chrome - The Gateway to Google Apps


“At Google, we spend much of our time working inside a
browser. We search, ch...
Google Chrome - The Gateway to Google Apps


•   Google Chrome was officially released on September 2, 2008

•   Lots of i...
Google Chrome – Security Features

•   Google Chrome has implemented a number of security features
    that other browsers...
Google Chrome Leads to Google Apps…


•   The real danger to the organization does not come from the
    browser itself.
•...
“Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy”




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“Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy”


Google Apps offer many advantages

•   Integrated applications

•   ...
“Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy”


•   Numerous reductions in cost for organizations

    •   Reduction...
“Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy”


•   For all the advantages, there is still one major disadvantage…

...
“Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy”


•   Despite the fact that Google no doubt takes the security of
    ...
Main Street vs. the CISO




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Main Street vs. the CISO

•   Let me introduce Denise….




        Source: Frost & Sullivan


                           ...
Main Street vs. the CISO


•   This is Denise’s monitor




       Source: Frost & Sullivan


                            ...
Main Street vs. the CISO


For the first time, end users are driving the adoption of application
in the enterprise, not IT...
Main Street vs. the CISO



•   With the first release of the iPhone into the Entrerpise
    •   The iPhone is Not Meant f...
Strategic Recommendations for CSOs




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Strategic Recommendations for CSOs


•   Recognize both the risks AND benefits of new devices and
    applications.

    •...
Strategic Recommendations for CSOs


•   Be vigilant

    •   Look for new devices to appear on the network.

    •   Look...
Strategic Recommendations for CSOs


•   Educate your management and your users

    •   If your C-suite are likely early ...
Conclusion




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Frost & Sullivan Google Chrome Analyst Briefing

  1. 1. How Google Chrome is Putting Your Company in Danger Robert Ayoub, Industry Manager Network Security October 2, 2008
  2. 2. Focus Points • Google Chrome - The Gateway to Google Apps • “Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy” • Main Street vs. the CSO • Strategic Recommendations for CSOs • Conclusion 2
  3. 3. Google Chrome - The Gateway to Google Apps 3
  4. 4. Google Chrome - The Gateway to Google Apps “At Google, we spend much of our time working inside a browser. We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And like all of you, in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends - all using a browser. People are spending an increasing amount of time online, and they're doing things never imagined when the web first appeared about 15 years ago.” Why We Built a Browser - http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/why.html?hl=en 4
  5. 5. Google Chrome - The Gateway to Google Apps • Google Chrome was officially released on September 2, 2008 • Lots of innovative features • Crash Control • Optimized Javascript • Improved interface Source: www.google.com 5
  6. 6. Google Chrome – Security Features • Google Chrome has implemented a number of security features that other browsers should note: • Sandboxing • Phishing indication (which many browsers do offer) • Virtual machine usage • Enhanced security model Source: www.google.com 6
  7. 7. Google Chrome Leads to Google Apps… • The real danger to the organization does not come from the browser itself. • The danger comes from what the browser enables for the organization: Source: www.google.com 7
  8. 8. “Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy” 8
  9. 9. “Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy” Google Apps offer many advantages • Integrated applications • Easy to set up • Full office productivity suite that’s online • No maintenance 9
  10. 10. “Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy” • Numerous reductions in cost for organizations • Reduction in infrastructure costs • No new servers • No new storage requirements • Reduction in the update cycle for machines • Reduction in patching costs • Patching falls onto the host • Reduced security costs • All responsibility for security falls onto the host 10
  11. 11. “Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy” • For all the advantages, there is still one major disadvantage… The minute that you put your data in the hands of your provider, you have just lost control and security of that data! 11
  12. 12. “Throw away your email server and fire your IT guy” • Despite the fact that Google no doubt takes the security of Google Apps very seriously, the truth of the matter is: • There is no longer visibility into who is viewing the data • There is no tracking of attacks • There is no access control tracking or viewing of SIM data • Even more scary is that the end users – those with no security training – are the ones creating their own sites and moving data outside the enterprise. 12
  13. 13. Main Street vs. the CISO 13
  14. 14. Main Street vs. the CISO • Let me introduce Denise…. Source: Frost & Sullivan 14
  15. 15. Main Street vs. the CISO • This is Denise’s monitor Source: Frost & Sullivan 15
  16. 16. Main Street vs. the CISO For the first time, end users are driving the adoption of application in the enterprise, not IT. Source: www.apple.com Source: http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=14437 16
  17. 17. Main Street vs. the CISO • With the first release of the iPhone into the Entrerpise • The iPhone is Not Meant for Enterprises • iPhone Not Good Enough for Business and Enterprise Users • Not a Year later… • The iPhone Trickles into the Enterprise • Enterprise, Meet the iPhone 17
  18. 18. Strategic Recommendations for CSOs 18
  19. 19. Strategic Recommendations for CSOs • Recognize both the risks AND benefits of new devices and applications. • There might be compelling reasons to implement Google Apps within your organization. • Know that doing so would instantly limit your visibility into the security around the data. • What legal liability do you have? 19
  20. 20. Strategic Recommendations for CSOs • Be vigilant • Look for new devices to appear on the network. • Look for data leaving the enterprise to sites like Google. 20
  21. 21. Strategic Recommendations for CSOs • Educate your management and your users • If your C-suite are likely early adopters, make sure they are aware of and accept the risks associated with bringing those devices into the enterprise. • Make sure that your policies specifically cover the transfer of data outside the enterprise. • Make sure your users understand the implications of bringing new devices onsite and setting up their own sites or apps. 21
  22. 22. Conclusion 22
  23. 23. Your Feedback is Important to Us What would you like to see from Frost & Sullivan? Growth Forecasts? Competitive Structure? Emerging Trends? Strategic Recommendations? Other? Please inform us by taking our survey. 23
  24. 24. For Additional Information • To leave a comment, ask the analyst a question, or receive the free audio segment that accompanies this presentation, please contact Stephanie Ochoa, Social Media Manager at (210) 247- 2421, via email, analystbriefings@frost.com, or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/stephanieochoa. 24

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