The US government said they have had many cyber-attacks and Google will offer a solution this afternoon.
Google Cloud introduced three security products for governments to scale their public sector businesses and harden up systems that are becoming increasingly prone to cyber-attacks. These new Google software offerings are based on a Zero Trust framework and will help governments comply with US President Joe Biden’s executive order to improve cybersecurity.
The company will present its Zero Trust Assessment and Planning, Secure Application Access Anywhere and Active Cyber Threat Detection offerings at a security summit this afternoon. Recent months have brought a wave of high-profile ransomware and other cyber attacks on US businesses, and government agencies have also been targeted in recent years.
This situation prompted Biden’s executive order on cybersecurity in May, when he forced government contractors to incorporate zero-trust security into all software, urged IT vendors to report attacks to the government and sought to standardise public sector response.
Google Cloud, the world’s third-largest cloud services provider, is trying to use Biden’s security push to expand the number and size of its government contracts in an effort to catch up with Amazon and Microsoft. According to Bloomberg, Zero Trust is the name for computer security that requires all users to be authenticated, authorised and continuously validated to work on a network.
“We are prepared to share our experience operating in a Zero Trust model, along with Google technologies that are secure by design, to help the US government prevent, detect, assess and remediate cyber incidents,” said Mike Daniels, vice president of global public sector for Google Cloud.