BT and Google Cloud team up for cybersecurity in array of collaborations

BT and Google Cloud have announced a new partnership at the Next ’23 London event to advance cybersecurity and house BT Group’s data in Google Cloud, building on their existing relationship.

As part of this partnership, BT will become a managed services delivery partner for Google’s Autonomic Security Operations (ASO) offering based on Google Chronicle. ASO aims to enable organizations to employ an adapted and automated approach to threat management. The solution will decrease the time to detect and respond to threats, which is needed to challenge today’s increasing volume and complexity of cyber attacks.

This partnership will provide customers with support from BT’s Security Advisory Services team, which leverages BT’s experience in security operations and integration to help organizations ensure that they have optimized their wider security architecture to align with their priorities and ambitions.

Tris Morgan, managing director, security at BT, said: “Combining Google Chronicle’s capabilities with BT’s view of global networks and experience of providing managed security services is a really exciting prospect. The ASO solution will help our customers to rapidly identify risks and automatically enhance their cyber defenses –  providing the speed that’s essential to combat cyber-attacks.

“It represents the first step in our partnership with Google Cloud on cybersecurity, with both companies committed to providing innovations and solutions that help organizations stay ahead of an increasingly threatening cyber threat landscape.”

In other Google news, the company has also announced the UK launch of “Project Green Light”, which is being enforced by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). The project hopes to leverage AI to help cities improve traffic flow at intersections and reduce stop-and-go emissions.

Google Cloud’s Next ’23 London event has also revealed a string of partnerships with a broad range of companies, including fitness brand Gymshark to support the next stage of its digital growth. Formula E is also leveraging Google Cloud’s BigQuery and generative AI to develop a new conversational interface that will allow drivers to quickly see and analyze data on their performance.

In another fresh announcement, Unilever and Google Cloud are joining forces to create a new app, My Unilever. The app will allow Unilever’s 53,000+ factory-based employees across the globe to securely tap into Unilever’s digital resources from any location or device. It will enable one-click access to Google Workspace collaboration tools including email, chat and document sharing.