Sunday, January 24, 2010

Google Apps for Education - Security Whitepaper

Security and protection from lawsuits are two of the most common concerns that school administrators have regarding student use of cloud-based web services. I've heard from more than one school district network administrator that "Google will steal your data" and "we can't use Google because then we can't archive email." Both of those statements are false. Google has a short whitepaper designed to address the security concerns of schools. The next time you're trying to convince someone that Google Apps for Education is safe, refer to this whitepaper. It doesn't provide every answer, but it's appropriate for addressing the "email archiving" and "data stealing" concerns.