Cybersecurity: Google creates ‘action team’ to offer clients support services

*The US-based technology giant announces the newly established team will consist of top experts to provide support services for governments and businesses to address security challenges

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Sequel to increasing concerns over software supply chain exploits, extortion, and other cyberattacks, the global tech giant has announced it is establishing the Google Cybersecurity Action Team for cybersecurity services.

Google in a recent statement announced the new team would focus on cloud transition safety, threat intelligence, and advisory services.

ConsumerConnect reports the newly established team would consist of top experts from within Google to provide support for governments and businesses.

The Big Tech claims that the Cybersecurity Action Team will provide services in four crucial areas: strategic advisory, trust and compliance, security customer and solutions engineering, and threat intelligence and incident response.

The statement also noted that the fresh effort would be activated within Google Cloud, first with organisations Google has close partnerships with, expanding further later.

Recall that cloud service providers have faced criticism on security recently, with researchers disclosing long-term issues with the services.

The recent Coronavirus pandemic also pushed several companies to cloud transition, often resulting in cutting corners on security compliance, according to report.

Thomas Kurian, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Cloud, claims that the move to establish the Cybersecurity Action Team came after increasing concerns over software supply chain exploits, extortion, and other cyberattacks.

Ransomware attacks have been particularly notorious recently, with cyber cartels hitting one critical target after another.

This publication had reported that software company SolarWinds, the Colonial Pipeline, meat supplier JBS and tech provider Kaseya were all hacked over less than a year.

Pundits talk of a ransomware gold rush, with the number of attacks increasing over 90 percent in the first half of 2021 alone, report stated.

Meanwhile, Google claims that the company’s new arm will ‘deliver full-spectrum security and custom engineering solutions that will help organisations address business and security challenges.’ Attempts to curb cybercrime will build on existing services the tech giant offers.

Phil Venables, a Vice-President and CISO at Google Cloud and Founder of the Cybersecurity Action Team, said that the company aimed to address a need for a consistent approach to cybersecurity preparedness.

“Our comprehensive suite of security solutions delivered through our platform and amplified by the Google Cybersecurity Action Team will help protect organisations against adverse cyber events with capabilities that address industry frameworks and standards,” Venables said.

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