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Alphabet just launched Chronicle, a new cybercrime company from its moonshot factory



Alphabet launched a cybercrime-fighting company , Chronicle.
Alphabet launched a cybercrime-fighting company , Chronicle.

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Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has a new cybersecurity business born from its X department known as the “moonshot factory.”

Chronicle, a new project created to help businesses fight cybercrime, publicly launched Wednesday. 

The company’s CEO Stephen Gillett announced the new project in a blog post explaining exactly what the new platform is and what it does. 

For now, it sounds like Chronicle will attempt to make things harder for hackers and help companies with cybersecurity issues. The project started back in 2016 as a moonshot idea, and it’s now being spun off into its own company.

Chronicle will manage and store future clients’ security data, looking for problems using machine learning and analytics tools. The goal is to pinpoint issues faster. Security company VirusTotal that Google acquired in 2012 for its antivirus products and online scans is folded into Chronicle.



“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,” Gillett said in the blog post.

Themes of good vs. evil are pretty heavy-handed on the Chronicle’s barebones website

Fight the good fight against cybercrime.

Fight the good fight against cybercrime.

The post said Chronicle has been working with some Fortune 500 companies on an alpha version of the program, so it’s still all coming together before the cybersecurity platform is set to go. 

For anyone up for the fight against cybercrime, Chronicle is hiring.

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