Google has eased its security policy on its Cloud Storage with a new tweak into its premium service. The company announced that it is going to encrypt all data from user before writing it into the disk and the entire process comes with a free price. A RESTful online file storage web service for storing and accessing data on Google’s infrastructure, Google Cloud Storage has combined the performance and scalability of Google’s cloud with advanced security and sharing capabilities.
According to the new changes, the data gets decrypted automatically when user tries to retrieve from Google’s servers. Product manager from Google, Dave Barth has stated in a blog about the same as "If you require encryption for your data, this functionality frees you from the hassle and risk of managing your own encryption and decryption keys. We manage the cryptographic keys on your behalf using the same hardened key management systems that Google uses for our own encrypted data, including strict key access controls and auditing.”
The encryption is done using a unique key under the 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard, as stated by Google.The new encryption service has already been enabled for all new data written into the company servers.
Source: Google News