According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Report 2021, Reports show evidence of a staggering increase in cybercrime year over year. It is now more crucial than ever to have a continuity of operations plan in place in the event that your organization falls victim to an attack. Daston is seeing more and more customer adoption of Google Workspace not only as a customer’s primary means of collaborating but also as a reliable backup email and collaboration channel to use when an organization’s primary platform gets compromised.

A current Daston customer, a large federal financial institution, came to the Daston Google team to help them stand up a FedRamp High Approved secure out of band Google Workspace tenant to utilize as a secure line of communications to cut over to in the event of a cyber attack.

In standing up the out of band Google Workspace backup tenant, Daston’s Federal Financial Institution customer has been able to put a cost effective insurance policy in place to address the following issues that are commonly associated with the devastating effects of cyber attacks:

  • Downtime vs. no downtime in event of an attack
  • Creating a reliable redundant backup for data in event of an attack
  • Loss of trust from clients
  • Financial and legal repercussions and penalties.
  • Compromised regulatory status
  • High costs of data recovery in the event of an attack

Daston’s Google Workspace COOP Solution for our Federal Financial Institution customer is a FedRamp High approved, enterprise grade productivity and collaboration suite of flexible, secure products and solutions. Daston’s Google Workspace COOP Solution is always on and ready for our Federal Financial Institution customer to use at any time. It is actively running as a solution in the background so our customer’s leadership and employees can continue working in the event of system downtime.

Daston’s Google deployment team was able to setup and configure our customer’s Google Workspace COOP solution in just a few simple steps. A key element of our solution was to create a custom App Script that would automatically backup customer data on a daily basis from another system into Google Drive. This solution gives our customer the peace of mind knowing that their mission critical data, if compromised, will always be backed up and available for use in the event of a cyber attack.

In addition, Daston’s COOP solution includes an optional Assured Controls Add-On to Workspace that allows our customer to precisely control cloud service provider access, such as requiring support personnel to be US Persons.

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About Daston: Daston Corporation, a Google Cloud Premier and SBA Certified HUBZone Small Business that specializes in providing Google Cloud Licensing and Google Certified Professional Support Services. Daston has a highly experienced team of in-house Google Cloud certified experts who can assist US Public Sector Agencies, Commercial Organizations, and Educational Institutions in utilizing Google Workspace solutions for their businesses. With Daston’s expert assistance, organizations can optimize Google solutions to maximize ROI, and receive full cradle-to-grave deployment and migration services. Daston has a proven track record of delivering Google Cloud solutions to hundreds of Federal and State and Local government agencies across the US. Daston has been selected as a Google Partner of the Year (2021) Public Sector and listed on Inc. Fast 5000 list of top companies (2022). Daston is also a State of Virginia SWAM vendor. Contact our Google expert today to learn more about our Google solutions.