Chronicle was born in 2016 as a project within X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory.
They see a future where enterprise security teams can find and stop cyberattacks before they cause harm. By applying planet-scale computing and analytics to security operations, Chronicle provide the tools teams need to secure their networks and their customers’ data.
Stephen Gillett is the CEO and Co-Founder of Chronicle. Stephen joined Chronicle from Google, where he was an executive-in-residence at Google Ventures and remains an adviser. His leadership experience spans across enterprise software, retail, and consumer technology. Prior to joining Google, Stephen served as Chief Operating Officer of Symantec, and as a member of its board of directors. Previously, he held executive positions at Best Buy as President of Digital, Marketing and Operations, and at Starbucks as Chief Information Officer and GM of Digital Ventures.
It’s been more than five years since Google acquired VirusTotal. From Jan 24th 2017, with the update: VirusTotal will moving to become part of Chronicle, a new Alphabet company focused on cyber security.
The technology is built on three concepts:
Speed and Scale
Massive compute and storage offers a way to create more intelligence out of security-related data – quickly and cost-effectively
Enhance Human Abilities
Leverages advanced machine learning capabilities to find patterns in huge volumes of data that aren’t easily spotted by humans
Services Not Servers
Cloud-based services that grow with an organization’s needs and don’t add yet another piece of security software to implement and manage
Astro Teller – Captain of Moonshots, X in his blog states ‘The reality for most companies today when it comes to cybersecurity is reactive: find and clean up the damage. The digital world needs an “immune system.” Chronicle is ready to start developing its own direct relationships with enterprises who are interested in working with them to give “the good guys” a better chance against cybercriminals.’
In parallel, Google Ventures also investing on cyber security companies that includes anomali, ionic security, duo security, coreos, shape security, skyport systems and many more