Google’s $5.4B Mandiant Merger: 5 Big Security Plans Ahead
From a new security operations suite to Mandiant boosting Google Cloud’s ‘shared fate’ cybersecurity model, here are five big plans ahead for the newly combined Google Cloud-Mandiant company.
Kurian’s Strategy To ‘Industrialize’ Cybersecurity
In an interview with CRN earlier this year, Kurian explained his goal of shaking up the security landscape and addressing the fear every organization faces today.
“What we are trying to do is take cybersecurity and industrialize it so that people don’t have to always live with this worry, ‘Is tomorrow the day I get told that my systems have been breached?’” said Kurian.
With billions of people around the world using its parent company’s large-scale consumer services platforms like Google Search and Google Maps, Google arguably has the largest attack surface on the planet. “You would probably notice they have never been brought down, and you’re able to access them all the time,” Kurian pointed out. “It’s because of a lot of the security tools and operational solutions that we have built over the years to protect our own services. Now we’re making those solutions available to our cloud customers.”
Acquiring Mandiant is a key move for Google Cloud to achieve its vision ofindustrializing cybersecurity.
Kurian told CRN Mandiant will bring several key capabilities to Google, including vulnerability assessment and key consulting expertise around identifying threats and understanding the threat vector.
Kurian plans to integrate Mandiant’s technology into Google Cloud products such as its Chronicle cloud-native SIEM platform for better risk and vulnerability analysis, as well as recently acquired automation remediation technology from Siemplify.
In his blog post Monday, Kurian said the future is bright with Google Cloud and Mandiant teams working hand-in-hand.
“We welcome Mandiant to the Google Cloud team, and together we look forward to helping security teams achieve so much more in defense of their organizations,” he said.