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Introducing Google Threat Intelligence: Actionable threat intelligence at Google scale

For decades, threat intelligence solutions have had two main challenges: They lack a comprehensive view of the threat landscape, and to get value from intelligence, organizations have to spend excess time, energy, and money trying to collect and operationalize the data.   

Today at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, we are announcing Google Threat Intelligence, a new offering that combines the unmatched depth of our Mandiant frontline expertise, the global reach of the VirusTotal community, and the breadth of visibility only Google can deliver, based on billions of signals across devices and emails. Google Threat Intelligence includes Gemini in Threat Intelligence, our AI-powered agent that provides conversational search across our vast repository of threat intelligence, enabling customers to gain insights and protect themselves from threats faster than ever before.

“While there is no shortage of threat intelligence available, the challenge for most is to contextualize and operationalize intelligence relevant to their specific organization,” said Dave Gruber, principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Unarguably, Google provides two of the most important pillars of threat intelligence in the industry today with VirusTotal and Mandiant. Integrating both into a single offering, enhanced with AI and Google threat insights, offers security teams a new means to operationalize actionable threat intelligence to better protect their organizations.”

Unmatched visibility into threats

Google Threat Intelligence provides unparalleled visibility into the global threat landscape. We offer deep insights from Mandiant’s leading incident response and threat research team, and combine them with our massive user and device footprint and VirusTotal’s broad crowdsourced malware database. 

Google threat insights: Google protects 4 billion devices and 1.5 billion email accounts, and blocks 100 million phishing attempts per day. This provides us with a vast sensor array and a unique perspective on internet and email-borne threats that allow us to connect the dots back to attack campaigns.

Frontline intelligence: Mandiant’s eIite incident responders and security consultants dissect attacker tactics and techniques, using their experience to help customers defend against sophisticated and relentless threat actors across the globe in over 1,100 investigations annually.

Human-curated threat intelligence: Mandiant’s global threat experts meticulously monitor threat actor groups for activity and changes in their behavior to contextualize ongoing investigations and provide the insights you need to respond. 

Crowdsourced threat intelligence: VirusTotal’s global community of over 1 million users continuously contributes potential threat indicators, including files and URLs, to offer real-time insight into emerging attacks.

Open-source threat intelligence: We use open-source threat intelligence to enrich our knowledge base with current discoveries from the security community.

Google Threat Intelligence boasts a diverse set of sources that provide a panoramic view of the global threat landscape and the granular details needed to make informed decisions.

This comprehensive view allows Google Threat Intelligence to help protect your organization in a variety of ways, including external threat monitoring, attack surface management, digital risk protection, Indicators of Compromise (IOC) analysis, and expertise.

AI-driven operationalization

Traditional approaches to operationalizing threat intelligence are labor-intensive and can slow down your ability to respond to evolving threats, potentially taking days or weeks to respond.

Google Threat Intelligence – Code Insights

Google Threat Intelligence uses Gemini to analyze potentially malicious code and provides a summary of its findings.

By combining our comprehensive view of the threat landscape with Gemini, we have supercharged the threat research processes, augmented defense capabilities, and reduced the time it takes to identify and protect against novel threats. Customers now have the ability to condense large data sets in seconds, quickly analyze suspicious files, and simplify challenging manual threat intelligence tasks.

How Gemini helps simplify and assist with threat intelligence

Gemini 1.5 Pro is a valuable part of Google Threat Intelligence, and we’ve integrated it so that it can more efficiently and effectively assist security professionals in combating malware.

Gemini 1.5 Pro offers the world’s longest context window, with support for up to 1 million tokens. It can dramatically simplify the technical and labor-intensive process of reverse engineering malware — one of the most advanced malware-analysis techniques available to cybersecurity professionals. In fact, it was able to process the entire decompiled code of the malware file for WannaCry in a single pass, taking 34 seconds to deliver its analysis and identify the killswitch.

We also offer a Gemini-driven entity extraction tool to automate data fusion and enrichment. It can automatically crawl the web for relevant open source intelligence (OSINT), and classify online industry threat reporting. It then converts this information to knowledge collections, with corresponding hunting and response packs pulled from motivations, targets, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), actors, toolkits, and Indicators of Compromise (IoCs).

Google Threat Intelligence can distill more than a decade of threat reports to produce comprehensive, custom summaries in seconds.

Make Google part of your security team

Google Threat Intelligence is just one way we can help you in your threat intelligence journey. Whether you need cyber threat intelligence training for your staff, assistance with prioritizing complex threats, or even a dedicated threat analyst embedded in your team, our experts can act as an extension of your own team.

Google Threat Intelligence is part of Google Cloud Security’s comprehensive security portfolio, which includes Google Security Operations, Mandiant Consulting, Security Command Center Enterprise, and Chrome Enterprise. With our offerings, organizations can address security challenges with the same capabilities Google uses to keep more people and organizations safe online than anyone else in the world.

To learn more about Google Threat Intelligence and the rest of Google Cloud Security’s comprehensive portfolio, come meet us in person at our RSA Conference booth (N5644), and catch us at our keynotes, presentations, and meetups. You can also register for our upcoming Google Threat Intelligence use-cases webinar series, and read our expert analysis and in-depth research at the Google Cloud Threat Intelligence blog.

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