Google is creating a Cybersecurity Action Team, to tackle an alarming number of instances which have plagued organisations globally.
A group of experts from across Google that will form what we believe is the world’s premier security advisory team. They can help you shape your security transformation — from your first roadmap and implementation, through responding to a major incident, to engineering new solutions as your needs change, said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.
In addition to introducing new capabilities in our cybersecurity product portfolio, we are engineering security into our products, making security operations autonomous, and taking a shared fate approach to our work with customers, added Kurian.
Google also announced partnerships with cybersecurity experts CrowdStrike, Palo Alto Networks and Cybereason to help address our customers’ rising security challenges. “Our technology partnerships showcase our open ecosystem and our ability to deliver solutions jointly with partners. We are also grateful for the many systems integrators and managed service providers who have helped our customers implement our solutions,” stated Kurian.
The second quarter of 2021 was a vibrant quarter for ransomware, earning its place as a high-profile cyber agenda item for the US administration following the Colonial Pipeline attack. According to a recent McAfee report, financial services were targeted the most among the reported cloud incidents, followed by healthcare, manufacturing, retail and professional services.
“The US experienced the most reported incidents in the second quarter, and Europe saw the largest increases in reported incidents in Q2 with 52 per cent,” the report said.
Work Safer Programme
Google Cloud also announced a new Work Safer programme to help orgnanisations communicate and collaborate securely in today’s hybrid work environment. Work Safer provides best-in-class security for your email, meetings, messaging, and more by bringing Google Workspace together with other industry-leading Google products and solutions from CrowdStrike and Palo Alto Networks.
It takes the guesswork out of purchasing a comprehensive and secure solution, making it easier for any organization to achieve a stronger security posture quickly, especially those without in-house expertise. “Whether it’s securely operating our global services such as Google Workspace, Gmail, and YouTube, eliminating vulnerabilities with our Zero Trust approach, or leveraging data analytics and machine learning for threat detection, we have decades of experience pioneering differentiated approaches to security,” said Kurian.