Google announced Tuesday it has created a new cybersecurity team to help respond to and prevent cyberattacks against governments, critical infrastructure managers and other crucial companies.
Why it matters: It said the creation of the team is in response to the recent surge in cyber and ransomware attacks, including the ransomware attempt against the Colonial Pipeline in May and the sprawling SolarWinds breach, which was uncovered in December 2020 but likely existed for months before its discovery.
What they’re saying: Google said recent attacks “all speak to a major shift in the needs of threat protection.”
The team, which will be made up of cybersecurity experts in the company, will help governmental entities and companies strengthen their digital security systems against cyberattacks.
The big picture: FBI director Christopher Wray warned earlier this year that cyber threats against the U.S. government and companies were “increasing…