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Deloitte, Google Chronicle Launch Security Analytics, Risk Management Platform


Deloitte, a Top 250 MSSP and Top 250 Public Cloud MSP, and Google Cloud company Chronicle have announced the Predictive Analytics for Cyber in Enterprises (PACE) security analytics and risk management platform.

PACE combines Deloitte's cyber risk quantification and risk management framework with Chronicle for petabyte-scale security telemetry analysis, according to the companies. It also uses Google Cloud's Looker business intelligence platform for advanced visualization and BigQuery cloud data warehouse for artificial intelligence and machine learning analytic modeling.

What Does PACE Offer?

PACE uses visualization and risk-based prioritization to ingest and aggregate security telemetry into metrics, Chronicle indicated. In doing so, PACE helps organizations prioritize and address cyber threats.

In addition, PACE uses Deloitte's analytics models with real world deployments and attack simulations to perform analysis across petabytes of data, Chronicle noted. It provides near-real-time threat visibility that helps security teams make informed decisions.

PACE also allows security teams to leverage interactive dashboards customized by role, Chronicle stated. That way, security teams can use PACE to assign threats to appropriate owners.

The PACE launch comes after Chronicle in September 2020 released Chronicle Detect, a threat detection solution built on Google Cloud Platform infrastructure.

Chronicle Detect lets security teams send telemetry to Chronicle at a fixed cost and map it to a common data model across machines, end-users and threat indicators, the company said. It also allows these teams to leverage advanced threat detection rules out-of-the-box, build their own rules or migrate rules over from legacy tools.

Google Chronicle: MSSP and Software Partners

Organizations can deploy Chronicle to use proprietary data sources, public intelligence feeds and other information to identify and assess threats. Multiple MSSPs leverage Chronicle, and multiple technology companies integrate with the Google security platform.

In addition to Deloitte, key Chronicle partners include such MSSPs and MDR (managed detection and response) service providers as Critical Start, Cyderes, ElevenPaths, Herjavec Group,

Also, key Chronicle integrations span BlackBerry Cylance, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, Tanium and VMware Carbon Black, among others.

Google Chronicle vs. Microsoft Azure Sentinel

MSSP Alert has been watching Google Chronicle closely, to see if the cloud security platform is on a competitive collision course vs. Microsoft Azure Sentinel -- which gained more than 30 new data connectors in March 2021.

MSSPs that have embraced Microsoft Azure Sentinel include BlueVoyant,  BT and CyberProof. On a similar note, dozens of MSSPs and MDR service providers have joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA).

MISA is an independent ecosystem of software vendors and MSSPs that have integrated their solutions to better defend partners and customers from cyberattacks, Microsoft says. Rough 133 organizations were MISA members as of July 2020, up from 57 in 2019.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.