With its Cybersecurity Action Team initiative, Google intends to share the resources and practices of its security services and compliance to guide governments, critical infrastructures, small and large businesses in their digital transformation.
Powerful in its resourcesand internal expertise, Google forms a cybersecurity team to support its clients' cloud projects. (Credit Google)
By announcing the formation of a team of action on cybersecurity, Google intends to provide technical and regulatory support to governments and companies accelerating the deployment of cloud services. GCP's Cybersecurity Action Team will be comprised of cybersecurity experts from across the enterprise and will guide customers through the cycle of security and digital transformation. “ Google's Cybersecurity Action Team is part of our ongoing commitment to be the best partner for our business and government customers throughout their security transformation journey ", explained Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. Cyber security is at the heart of the concerns of executives and boards of directors, given the growing importance of exploits in the supply chain of software, ransomware and other attacks, he said. he adds.
In practice, how will this Cybersecurity Action Team help customers? Google says the effort will begin within Google Cloud, building on its partnerships with organizations and businesses of all sizes, and will evolve to bring Google's security to more customers as it unfolds. as it progresses. As part of its long-term mission, the cybersecurity team will provide a range of services to support customers, including strategic advice to strengthen customer data security, including transformation workshops and training. This team will advise clients on the structure of their transformation in matiera of digital security and will provide program and service management support to meet compliance certifications required by states and regulatory authorities.
With the opening up to the cloud, cybersecurity threats have multiplied. (credit: DR)
Customer engineering and security solutions from Google offer plans and architectures to deploy products and services Google Cloud securely and in accordance with regulatory requirements, as well as solutions for autonomous security operations and cyber resilience. Also included are threat intelligence and incident response services, which include threat briefings, preparedness exercises, incident assistance, and rapid response commitments to stay in touch. made of the evolution of the security landscapee. Like what is offered by a Talos Intelligence Group under the tutelage of Cisco.
Benefits of Google 's expertise in cybersecurity
Jen Easterly, Director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), welcomes Google's decision to form a team to deliver security transformation consulting and services to its clients. “It's great to see a big company like Google Cloud taking a lead in supporting cybersecurity for all organizations, large and small, through its Cybersecurity Action Team, and as part of the JCDC [Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative] and other initiatives, we look forward to partnering with them and other technology companies in this vital effort, ”she said in a press release. It remains to be seen what kind of reception theEuropean organizations like Anssi have taken this initiative.
Jeff Pollard, vice president and senior analyst at Forrester, agrees with the CISA and told our colleague CSO, from the IDG group to which LMI is sharpened, that offering expertise on such a scale is an intriguing and ambitious approach on Google's part. “The incentives make sense for Google. The Security Action Team should facilitate and accelerate the adoption of Google Cloud Platform and Chronicle , and it puts Google at the forefront of thinking about security for customers who turn to it,” says Pollard. Customers have access to experts of the caliber of Google who understand cloud, software development, DevOps and scaling in a way that is hard to find when recruiting yourself, he said. “In addition,Consulting offerings from traditional consulting firms don't understand the cloud - or cloud security - like Google does. These companies see cloud and cloud security as a project to migrate and implement, not a strategy. "