Google Threat Intelligence planning to use Gemini AI against hacking, other cyberattacks

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California/IBNS-CMEDIA: Google is planning to point artificial intelligence (AI) to cybersecurity and make threat reports easier to read.

The California-headquartered tech giant, at the RSA conference in San Francisco on Tuesday (May 7), announced a new cybersecurity product named Google Threat Intelligence that combines the expertise of its Mandiant cybersecurity unit and VirusTotal threat intelligence with the Google’s in-house developed Gemini AI model, according to a blog post by Google.

Talking about Google’s new cybersecurity product, Dave Gruber, principal analyst of Enterprise Strategy Group, said, “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,” Gruber added.

According to Google blog post, 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,” the blog post read.

“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,” Google wrote in the blog post, adding that customers now have the ability to condense large data sets in seconds, quickly analyze suspicious files, and simplify challenging manual threat intelligence tasks.

The US tech giant said Gemini 1.5 Pro is a valuable part of Google Threat Intelligence, and it has been integrated so that it can more efficiently and effectively assist security professionals in combating malware.

Google claimed that its new cybersecurity product can distill more than a decade of threat reports to produce comprehensive, custom summaries in seconds.

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, according to Google blog post.