G Suite Security Checklist For Basic Best Practices

September 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

When it comes to security, people can be your best line of defense, or your biggest weakness. Here’s how to use your G Suite Admin Console to ensure that your team is protected, and that security policies are people-friendly (read: not overly strict). For more information on these best practices, download The Blissfully G Suite Admin Guide.

1. Multi-factor Authentication

  • From the G Suite Admin Console Dashboard, select Security
  • Click on “Basic Settings”
  • Scroll to the Two-Step Verification setting
  • Click “Allow users to turn on 2-step verification”
  • Click “Save Changes”

2. Team Drives

  • From the G Suite Admin Console Dashboard, select Security
  • Click on “Basic Settings”
  • Scroll to the Two-Step Verification setting
  • Click “Allow users to turn on 2-step verification”
  • Click “Save Changes”

3. Google Identity / Single-Sign On

  • Ask employees to use Google Sign-In with any third-party SaaS apps
  • To view, go to the “Reporting” menu in Google Admin Console
  • Click “Audit Report”
  • Click “Token”
  • Review for unknown apps with key permissions
  • Export report

4. App & File Sharing Activity Reports

  • From the G Suite Admin Console homepage, visit “Reports”
  • To see reports you may need to click on “More” at the bottom of the homepage
  • On the left, go to “Reports”
    • Click “Users”
    • Click “Apps Usage Activity”
    • Click “File Sharing Activity”

5. Ongoing Monitoring and Maintenance

  • This can be tedious within G Suite. Blissfully lets you easily view your G Suite authentications and permissions in one step:

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