Google Cloud launched Chronicle Cybershield


Amid the growing challenges posed by advanced cyber threats, Google Cloud has introduced “Chronicle Cybershield,” a solution aimed at bolstering the cybersecurity capabilities of government agencies worldwide. This innovative offering is designed to aid governments in enhancing their ability to detect, respond to, and counter cyber threats by integrating intelligence-driven approaches.

Chronicle Cybershield empowers governments by serving as a centralized repository for intelligence sharing and collaborative efforts in addressing national-level threats. Given that hackers consistently target databases housing vast amounts of data, government data centers often emerge as vulnerable points. The compromise of citizen data stored within these platforms can result in its sale on the dark web. In the wrong hands, such data can trigger political and economic turmoil within nations, and even be exploited by terrorist organizations to wreak havoc.

Google Chronicle plays a pivotal role in modernizing the Security Operations Centers (SOCs) of government entities. Through its integration of cyber threat intelligence from Mandiant, now under Google’s umbrella, it can automate the process of neutralizing threats.

Furthermore, the Digital Security component of Chronicle Cybershield incorporates a comprehensive suite of features, including built-in anti-DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) capabilities, anti-Bot measures, web application firewalls, and API protection. The Cloud Armor feature offers robust defense against DDoS threats of varying degrees, while the reCaptcha Enterprise function effectively identifies and prevents fraudulent spam from reaching end users.

In a noteworthy development, Google has revealed its intention to surprise its massive user base of 3 billion Chrome users. The upcoming version 116 of the Chrome browser will introduce quantum-resistant encryption algorithms. This proactive move showcases Google’s commitment to staying ahead of evolving security challenges and providing a safer browsing experience for its users.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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