• Google Cloud today launched the general release of Curated Detections, a new threat intelligence tool in the Chronicle SecOps suite.
  • With less human administration, the solution will give security teams access to detections produced by the Google Cloud Threat Intelligence (GCTI) team, giving them an improved understanding of Windows-based threats, GCP cloud attacks, and configuration errors.
  • Curated Detections will be another cybersecurity solution for businesses supported by the Google network of products, and it has the potential to compete with Microsoft’s newest intelligence service.
  • The announcement comes at a time when the market for threat intelligence is still expanding; according to Future Market Insights, the total need for intelligence will increase from $8.8 billion in 2021 to $39.7 billion by 2031.

More and more organizations are seeking ways to accomplish more with fewer resources as the threat landscape becomes more sophisticated and the environments of security teams slowly expand to keep up.

One of the primary tools enabling this is threat intelligence, which offers insights into the most frequently employed strategies, methods, and procedures (TTPs) of cybercriminals.

In reaction to this change, Google Cloud today launched the general release of Curated Detections, a new threat intelligence tool in the Chronicle SecOps suite.

Google Cloud Today Launched The General Release Of Curated Detections, A New Threat Intelligence Tool In The Chronicle Secops Suite.
Google Cloud today launched the general release of Curated Detections, a new threat intelligence tool in the Chronicle SecOps suite.

With less human administration, the solution will give security teams access to detections produced by the Google Cloud Threat Intelligence (GCTI) team, giving them an improved understanding of Windows-based threats, GCP cloud attacks, and configuration errors.

Curated Detections will be another cybersecurity solution for businesses supported by the Google network of products, and it has the potential to compete with Microsoft’s newest intelligence service.

What does curated detections have to offer? 

“Curated detections” are sections of threat intelligence created by a third-party supplier outside of Google’s product that is intended to reduce noise and aid security teams in locating the most important data.

“Threat intelligence using curated detections gives practitioners more confidence in the information, allowing them to be more decisive. This type of threat intelligence feels more ‘real.’ It is easier for non-cybersecurity audiences to understand,” stated Brian Wrozek, Forrester principal analyst. 

According to Wrozek, this data may be used to determine whether a company has been infiltrated, whether security controls are effective, which vulnerabilities need to be corrected first, and how to modify their entire security strategy.

Google Cloud Today Launched The General Release Of Curated Detections, A New Threat Intelligence Tool In The Chronicle Secops Suite.
Curated Detections will introduce a new product to the threat intelligence industry

Curated Detections will introduce a new product to the threat intelligence industry, but according to Erik Most, a senior analyst at Forrester, Google might gain market share by expanding its intelligence offering.

“I think an impact to the market could come if they make this information available for non-Chronicle customers, along with the potential that more threat intelligence from their ongoing acquisition of Mandiant is made available,” stated Most. 


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The announcement comes at a time when the market for threat intelligence is still expanding; according to Future Market Insights, the total need for intelligence will increase from $8.8 billion in 2021 to $39.7 billion by 2031.

Google Cloud faces competition from a variety of vendors, including Microsoft, which just introduced Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence, a new intelligence service.

Google Cloud Today Launched The General Release Of Curated Detections, A New Threat Intelligence Tool In The Chronicle Secops Suite.
Even though Curated Detections is still in its infancy, its connections to the Google Cloud ecosystem and the Chronicle SecOps suite set it apart from competing products on the market

With the company tracking 35 ransomware families, 250 nation-states, and 43 trillion security signals every day, Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence offers a system made to detect cyber threats in real-time and give access to Microsoft’s security data signals.

Recorded Future is another significant competitor in the market. It provides a platform that employs machine learning and natural language processing to evaluate and map correlations across billions of threat intelligence entities in real-time.


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Recorded Future was purchased by Insight Partners in 2019 for $780 million, and that company last year announced the creation of a $20 million intelligence fund for early-stage entrepreneurs.

Even though Curated Detections is still in its infancy, its connections to the Google Cloud ecosystem and the Chronicle SecOps suite set it apart from competing products on the market.

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