Because keeping things safe should be rewarded

Keeping files safe in Google Drive is super important. That's why Drive uses Google’s highly-secure, custom-built data centers to store your photos, videos, and other documents. But it’s not just fences, cameras, and lasers that keep things safe — it’s people. It's the software engineers and 500+ security experts at Google, along with a network of independent researchers, who live and breathe data security.

Our research grant program is one way independent security researchers contribute to Google’s data security. We're grateful for their efforts to keep Google Drive safe, so next year we’re dedicating $1,000,000 to fund even more grants for independent security research. Separately, we’ll continue to offer up to $20,000 to anyone who finds and reports a qualifying issue. The end result of these ongoing efforts is a product that — unlike your garden-variety hard drive — actually gets better over time.

This holiday season, many of you will be buying or gifting new computers, phones, and tablets — and possibly dealing with moving important files from old devices to new ones. Google Drive for Mac, PC, Android, and iOS devices can help you easily move your files and keep them all safe going forward.

So, enjoy some R&R this holiday season. While you're sipping eggnog, we'll be making sure your files stay safe.

 Posted by Kevin Nelson, Product Manager, Google Drive