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Google closed its $5.4 billion Mandiant acquisition today in a move that brings the threat intel and incident response giant under the Google Cloud umbrella.  The two companies first announced the deal – one of Google's largest purchases – in March after a rumored Microsoft buy fell through. Six months and one shareholder …

  1. An_Old_Dog Silver badge

    Meaningless Execu-Speak

    "More specifically, we can leverage our intelligence differentiator to automate security operations and validate security effectiveness," Mandia said.

    This sounds like a crooked auto mechanic telling some car-tech-ignorant customer that the repair bill will be stiff, because the mechanic "had to re-primer the Caulkson rods, but thank God I caught it before the ovulators burned out!"

    1. steviebuk Silver badge

      Re: Meaningless Execu-Speak

      And to hide they just buy companies now to kill competition.

    2. Gene Cash Silver badge

      Re: Meaningless Execu-Speak

      Yeah, I need a new buzzword BS meter. This one has the needle wrapped around the far peg.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    One ring of clouds to <s>rule</s> try and rule them all ?

    I wonder what GCHQ think, if they’re into pioneering future universal leadership, of that Goliath competition/leading narrative opposition?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    we can leverage our intelligence differentiator to automate

    come again?

    1. ChoHag Bronze badge

      Re: we can leverage our intelligence differentiator to automate

      "We bought a thing, and now we can use it"

      But that sounds a lot less impressive, and might make people question the price if it's a thing that they understand.

      1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

        Re: we can leverage our intelligence differentiator to automate

        "We bought a thing, and now we can use it"

        But that sounds a lot less impressive, and might make people question the price if it's a thing that they understand. ...... ChoHag

        00ps, do we have another Hewlett Packard/Autonomy pantomime in the making? The actors may be different and of another speciality but the genesis of the script is too similar to be discounted and dismissed as errant nonsense, surely ‽ .

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: we can leverage our intelligence differentiator to automate

      It means that they have lots of spare capacity (as tumbleweed rolls across Google's public cloud that almost no one uses).

  4. low_resolution_foxxes Silver badge

    Hmm

    "Your overall security hygiene dramatically improves if most of your workloads are on a cloud,"

    To me this reads: there is no hacking required if there is no private data and we can access it at any time?

    I mean, I'm under no illusion the IT server in our IT department is 100% bulletproof, but I can least push the power switch (at great risk to my personal safety).

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