Don’t Let an Ass Jack Your SaaS: Understanding Google Workspace Data Threat Profiles

Don’t Let an Ass Jack Your SaaS

These characters are the reason why over 75% of businesses that use SaaS applications like Google Workspace suffer a data loss incident each year.

The Smartasses

Intentionally mess with your Google Workspace data, costing you time and money.

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Hugh Jass


  • The Bad Burro

Crimes: Deletes, modifies and corrupts data for personal gain, retribution, or just to cause damage.

Involved in almost 25% of all electronic crime events.

Hattie “Hack” Astor


  • The Moscow Mule

Crimes: Spreads viruses, malware and ransomware. Launches phishing attacks to steal credentials and take over accounts.

Steals IP, perpetrates business email compromise, drains financial accounts and commits other types of cyber fraud.

Cyrus “Cy” Burnett


  • The Darkweb Donkey

Crimes: Sells your users’ credentials on the Dark Web.

Bankrolls hackers and enables the success of lucrative Account Takeover (ATO) attacks.

The Dumbasses

Unknowingly mess with your Google Workspace data, resulting in expensive consequences.

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Ike Kant-Codewell


  • The Lazy Ass

Specialty: Writes apps and scripts that cause sync errors.

Architects software that does not meet Google’s criteria for listing on Google Workspace Marketplace.

Barry Badadmon


  • The Boss’ Nephew

Crimes: Accidentally deletes user accounts and team document stores.

Incorrectly configures policies and writes bad scripts that result in data deletion.

Dawn Keigh-Hotay


  • The Partay Donkay

Crimes: Constantly “loses” emails and files and needs IT help to “find” them. Clicks on suspicious links, downloads questionable files, and uses their work email on all kinds of websites.

Everyday human errors account for up to 64% of data loss incidents.

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