The Gmail security team is responsible for the overall design and implementation of Gmail’s security-related features. This includes the design and implementation of the company’s email servers, the encryption in Google Mail, the authentication of web and email traffic, the client to server and user-profile systems, email service-management controls, and other Gmail-related services the company offers.
Security is a crucial element of any product, no matter how big and powerful it may be. In the Internet era, no product can ignore security entirely, but the responsibility for security lies with e developers, not the designers.
The Gmail Security Team
The team is composed of a large number of senior developers who have more than 50 years’ experience in computer security; a strong base of practical knowledge on security topics; and a diverse set of international experts from companies such as HP, Fujitsu, IBM, AT&T, and Symantec.
The team oversees the design and implementation of Gmail’s security programs and services. Its most important role is to integrate Gmail’s development, production, and operations teams under a unified security leadership in addition to the security team.
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At the start of a new security product development cycle, the security group reviews the security issues that are identified by the various development teams using security requirements and the development documentation. After developing a set of security policies within the development team and reviewing the issues identified, the security group then drafts a set of security program policies that are then reviewed by the development team, development policy committee (DPC), product owners (POs), security policy committee chairs (SPCs), and the senior leadership.
Gmail Security Policy Guidelines
The security policy guidelines are evaluated for completeness by technical, legal, management, and security review teams. For each set of policy guidelines, the security team drafts a single security program policy that describes all of the security programs defined in the policy guidelines.
To ensure that this security program policy is applied successfully, review, testing, and auditing processes are applied to ensure compliance with each of the policy guidelines. The security team ensures the security of Gmail and that the policies are enforced by its security team.
So, I think that we can safely assume that Google, as a company, takes security very seriously. With all the measures that google takes to ensure the security of their customers data including their on-site security at their data centers, it’s a safe bet that your Gmail account is in safe hands.