homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.204.231.253
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: goodroi

Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues Forum

    
Google In Hot Water Over Security of Apps to The U.S. Government
engine




msg:4296902
 1:55 pm on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Google In Hot Water Over Security of Apps to The U.S. Government [businessinsider.com]

Yesterday, Microsoft called Google a liar. Today before the U.S. Senate, a government agent agreed.

The dispute hinges over a security certification called FISMA, which is required for some government contracts. Google has maintained that Google Apps for Government was FISMA-certified. Microsoft uncovered a court filing where the U.S. Department of Justice said it's not.

Google explained that the DoJ was looking at a small technicality. Google Apps Premier was certified by the General Services Administration (GSA). At that time, Google Apps for Government didn't exist yet.

But Apps for Government is a subset of Apps Premier, and is MORE secure. So Google said it "believes" that the certification covered Apps for Government as well.

That's not what the GSA thinks.

 

TheMadScientist




msg:4296922
 2:52 pm on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

They really are amazing aren't they?

Google explained that the DoJ was looking at a small technicality.

Let me guess, they checked it with the algorithm and it said, 'Covered!', so they aren't really responsible, right? lol

walkman




msg:4298012
 12:33 am on Apr 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Bad press continues. Google is finding out that people just don't believe them automatically anymore.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved