Alphabet has opened a new cybersecurity company called Chronicle. Formerly part of the innovative X division, the new company will be focused on detecting threats by using an enormous amount of computing power to analyse data quickly and efficently.
Dubbed a ‘digital immune system’ by Alphabet X’s Chief, Astro Teller, Chronicle’s security infrastructure will be based on Google’s current infrastructure. The idea here is that IT specialists deal with a huge number of security alerts each day, and it is impossible for them to respond to every problem. Chronicle, instead, sifts through these alerts and surfaces the most critical and dangerous; allowing security professionals to detect potential issues sooner.
“We think we’ll be able to help organisations see their full security picture in much higher fidelity than they currently can,” Stephen Gillet, the founder of Chronicle said.
As of now, there isn’t a whole lot of details about Chronicle, but Gillet did mention that an early alpha version of the company’s product has already been tested with a number of Fortune 500 companies.