There’s a new company hoping to join the war against cyber attacks and it was born the bowels of Alphabet.

The company is Chronicle and it hopes to tackle the new age of digital crime in two ways.

Chronicle’s chief executive officer Stephen Gillett says the firm will take a two-pronged approach to using cybersecurity intelligence and an analytics platform.

“Security threats are growing faster than security teams and budgets can keep up, and there’s already a huge talent shortage. The proliferation of data from the dozens of security products that a typical large organization deploys is paradoxically making it harder, not easier, for teams to detect and investigate threats,” said Gillett in a blog post.

By leveraging the massive processing capabilities available to Alphabet’s companies Chronicle hopes to help security teams find useful data that might prevent a cyberattack sooner.

In turn this data can be analysed over a longer period. The idea is that this will help them see patterns emerging should there be any.

“We hope that by making this mix of technologies available to more companies at affordable prices, we can give ‘the good guys’ an advantage and help us all turn the tide against cybercrime,” said Gillett.

Chronicle is already working with a number of Fortune 500 companies which are testing an early alpha version of the Alphabet firm’s cybersecurity platform.

While this is a great idea we can’t help but feel that this has already been done by local firm Snode. Snode uses machine learning and algorithms to alert a business to possible threats on its network.

That having been said the more folks fighting ne’er-do-wells on the internet the better and we’re excited to see what Chronicle is capable of in the cybersecurity realm.


Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.