Google Cloud and Accenture accelerate cybersecurity resilience

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Google Cloud and Accenture have announced an expansion of their global partnership to help businesses protect critical assets and strengthen security against persistent cyber threats.

The two companies have partnered since 2018 to help the world’s largest organizations improve their businesses by harnessing Google Cloud’s leading technology in data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and cybersecurity to build stronger digital cores.

The next phase of the partnership will focus on powering Accenture’s new Managed Extended Detection and Response (MxDR) service with security-specific generative artificial intelligence (AI) from Google Cloud, designed to integrate with the most common security technology platforms and other clouds. Bringing the two companies’ capabilities into one joint service, the extended partnership will provide crisis management, incident response and threat intelligence by Accenture and Mandiant.

As part of the collaboration, Accenture is additionally enhancing its adaptive detection and response offering and MxDR service to utilize the Chronicle platform, enabling security teams to better detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats. New location and industry-specific customization and Accenture-owned technology accelerators will also feature.

Accenture will be the first company to utilize the Google Cloud Security AI Workbench, an industry-first extensible platform powered by a specialized, security large language model (LLM), Sec-PaLM. “Enterprises are rapidly transforming, and they need cyber resilience at the core of their digital journeys to protect their businesses and grow with trust and confidence,” said Paolo Dal Cin, global head of Accenture Security. “We’re bringing the best expertise and capabilities from Accenture Security, Google Cloud and Mandiant together to help our clients achieve the cyber resilience level their businesses need in today’s cyber threat landscape. When powered by generative AI, our integrated cybersecurity services should enable a new level of cyber resilience, with greater scale, speed and effectiveness.”

Sunil Potti, GM and VP of cloud security at Google Cloud, said “Accenture and Google Cloud share a vision for helping enterprises modernize their security positions by combining the most advanced security technology with the world’s leading security experts. Accenture’s new MxDR service is now powered by Chronicle’s world-class security operations, Mandiant’s leading threat intelligence, and new security-specific generative AI capabilities, which will help businesses defend against the most sophisticated cyber threat actors.”