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ICYMI: Security Talks goes deep on SolarWinds, Chrome, Zero Trust, and today’s toughest SOC challenges

December 20, 2022
Dan Kaplan

Content Marketing, Google Cloud Security

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Security operations teams are facing a “perfect storm” of challenges from nation-state actors turning their attention to financial crime, to rising uncertainty and potential complexities because of rapidly advancing cloud migration and IoT adoption, to the long-lamented skills shortage

Now imagine having to face this trifecta without visibility into your IT and security infrastructure because scale and cost concerns have impeded your ability to ingest and monitor critical telemetry. To help organizations rethink threat detection and broader security team efforts, we showcased at this month’s Google Cloud Security Talks a keynote on why DEI is a cybersecurity imperative, Mandiant’s review of lessons for organizations two years after SolarWinds, how Google Chrome already helps protect your business (and what more you can make do with it,) how best to encourage your organization to pursue Zero Trust, and three key ways in which Chronicle Security Operations can help your organization scale threat detection and actionable outcomes. These include:

1. Operationalizing threat intelligence

Harnessing the power of threat intelligence to acquire context, prioritize risk, and act on detections requires more than just ingesting a set of indicator of compromise (IOC) feeds. Threat intelligence must have breadth and depth of coverage to provide custom details on the tools, tactics, and procedures of threat actors. Explore why part of the “magic” behind Google Cloud’s security is the sheer scale of threat intelligence we can share with our customers. 

2. Driving detection as code

We want to enable organizations that are more advanced in their cybersecurity maturity to build their own custom detections and rules, which means offering our customers a powerful detection-authoring platform. Chronicle Security Operations can help analysts build specific detections around, for example, known bad files or a specific registry key change. We also demonstrated how to create more complex detections, such as flagging process execution patterns or crafting a suspicious-behavior trigger from a specific activity sequence.

3. Leveraging curated detections

With curated detections, which we announced in August, we are putting the power of Google Cloud’s intelligence in the hands of security operations teams everywhere. Our detections offer actionable, ready-to-use threat detection content curated, built, and maintained by Google Cloud Threat Intelligence (GCTI) researchers. These detection sets cover a wide variety of threats for your network and beyond, including attacks such as ransomware, remote-access tools (RAT), infostealers, data exfiltration, and suspicious activity.

You can watch all nine of our Security Talks recorded sessions here, and keep an eye out for our next Security Talks, coming in March 2023.

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