Google X launches cybersecurity company called ChronicleBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 25 January 2018 | Categories: news
2017 was perhaps the most significant year as far as cybersecurity goes, with several breaches affecting hundreds of millions of people across the globe. With attacks often highly complicated, fast acting and critically damaging to organisations, a solution definitely needs to be found.
Aiming to address that need is Chronicle, a new company announced by Google X, and falling under the banner of parent organisation Alphabet.
According to Google X's Astro Teller, Chronicle is classified as a "digital immune system" that focuses on detecting threats and storing vast amounts of data within companies. Leveraging the Google ecosystem, Chronicle is said to be able to detect threats faster than normal means, and potentially stops hacks before they can create substantial damage.
"We think we’ll be able to help organisations see their full security picture in much higher fidelity than they currently can," says founder Stephen Gillett. The finer details of the company are unknown at this stage, but Gillett notes that alpha versions of Chronicle's technology has already begun testing at a handful of Fortune 500 businesses.
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