Search Engine Giant Google to Distribute 10K Security Keys

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Search Engine Giant Google is looking forward to distributing 10K security keys to high-risk users. This move is an effort from Google to secure the accounts of high-risk users.

Google in their blog post said that they will be offering 10K security keys to users likely vulnerable to targeted attacks in 2021.

Targeted cyberattacks are quite different from regular cyberattacks. Targeted cyberattacks are those attacks, where the threat actor aims to compromise the network systems of renowned groups and individuals.

Meanwhile, Google has a dedicated team of security experts deployed to prevent even the most modern and skillful hackers. But, the Advanced Protection Program (APP) adds a layer to security by providing enhanced security against various types of attacks. However, a few highly vulnerable users still don’t take adequate measures to secure themselves against various cyberattacks online.

APP launched in 2017 can be accessed by any user; however, the program is specifically designed for high-risk individuals and groups that incorporate elected officials, political campaigns, human rights journalists, and activists.

Google Partners With Organizations Worldwide to Offer 10K Security Keys

Google has partnered with various organizations globally to offer security keys to 10K affected users within 2021. This initiative has been taken by Google to spread awareness of the APP

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is one such organization that is supporting and collaborating with Google’s plans. IEFS looks after the critical issues in democracy, governance, and elections across the globe.

This year, IEFS conducted global cyber hygiene training sessions where the attendees were given security keys from Google for free.

The training session included Middle East journalists and female activists.

Meanwhile, Google said that next year, IEFS high-risk user training attendees will be offered Titan Security Keys and educational supplies.

Additionally, if you are tensed about the cyberattacks or want to improve the overall security, you can sign up for Google’s Advanced Protection program. This program is completely free and takes just a few minutes to set up.

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