Kaspersky, the Russian security company apparently feels that Google isn’t doing a good enough job with their security. At a recent conference, Kaspersky’s CTO, Nikolay Grevennikov spoke his mind about the search engine giant’s mobile operating system – Android. He mentioned that Google is quite narrow minded about security and that the company will have to change in order to deal with growing malicious threats – like what Microsoft has been doing in recent years.
Grevennikov mentioned that “Google has experts in search and cloud, but no in security. It doesn’t understand many things in security because it doesn’t have the past experience to make the right decisions. It can hire some people, but it’s not a replacement for real process in a lab.” He also mentioned that at the rate Android is growing now, Google will need to regularly keep the operating system patched for the onslaught of security vulnerabilities that will no doubt be present in the future.
With more and more people relying on smartphones, especially Android ones, Google definitely needs to work on their security. Google hasn’t responded to what Grevennikov mentioned, but Google’s moves to close up the operating system could be part of the solution.