back to article S for Security is Google owner Alphabet's new favorite letter

Google’s parent company Alphabet has launched a security company named Chronicle. The business will be the new home of VirusTotal, which Google acquired in 2012. Chronicle’s other story will be “a new cybersecurity intelligence and analytics platform that we hope can help enterprises better manage and understand their own …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    ..they are rebranding Splunk then?

  2. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

    as increased interconnectivity gives bad actors more opportunities

    Are you telling us that the web is responsible for Adam Sandler?

    Damn you Tim Berners-Lee! God damn you to hell!

  3. 0laf

    So Google owns Virus Total.

    And this was a good idea because....

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I always thought they were one of those scam ones. Live and learn

  4. RyokuMas

    "“a new cybersecurity intelligence and analytics platform that we hope can help enterprises better manage and understand their own security-related data. more easily locate, flag and ultimately censor non-Alphabet-approved data.”


  5. Anonymous Coward

    Massive compute and *storage*

    When people are willingly to send you all their traffic and data, why don't store them as long as you like, and extract any value for yourself?

    Anyway, a big part of security is exactly to keep data inside a safe perimeter. Google's servers are not - especially if US judges rule that a US company has to give up data to a US attorney whenever they are.

    But I wouldn't trust Google itself (or any other company, for the matter).

  6. Aodhhan

    Great... just what we all need, one more company calling us and interrupting our day to deliver a sales pitch.

  7. Cuddles

    Where's the solution exactly?

    "Chronicle’s schtick is that security teams drown in multitudes of alerts, but can’t see the significant stuff and therefore can’t spot threats or attacks... The company therefore plans to throw the cloud and machine at the problem, giving users more storage"

    The problem is that users have too much data to dig through, making it difficult to find the things they're looking for. The solution is to help them collect even more data to dig through. When you're looking for a needle in a haystack, moving it all to a bigger barn that can hold even more hay probably isn't going to help matters.

  8. Steve Button Silver badge

    Copy editors?

    "Whether Chronicle will itself help or hinder remains obscure, as does the exact nature of its service remains ."

    That sentence doesn't really work.

  9. EnviableOne

    Been there Done that

    So its a SIEM then

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