Google Cloud Introduces Duet AI To Revolutionize Cybersecurity Operations

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 31, 2023 06:57 am PST


Cybersecurity remains a top concern for organizations, given the growing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats. Google Cloud is taking unprecedented steps to confront these challenges head-on, unveiling innovations that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) for enhanced security. These announcements were made at the recent Google Cloud Next event.

Leveraging AI to Tackle Security Challenges

Google Cloud adopts a comprehensive approach to infuse AI into security solutions. Utilizing posture, governance, and compliance controls, Google Cloud’s Security AI Workbench introduces an extensible platform powered by Sec-PaLM 2, a specialized security foundation model. This platform offers AI-driven functionalities to a range of applications, both proprietary and third-party.

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Introduction of Duet AI

The game-changing innovation comes with the introduction of Duet AI, an AI collaborator designed to assist cloud defenders. Duet AI will be integrated into three key products, designed to provide AI-driven support to cybersecurity professionals:

1. Duet AI in Mandiant Threat Intelligence: This feature can help security teams understand prevalent tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) employed by cybercriminals.

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2. Duet AI in Chronicle Security Operations: The AI assists in threat detection, investigation, and response, simplifying data analysis and providing actionable recommendations.

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3. Duet AI in Security Command Center**: It offers near-instant analysis of security findings, helping teams make informed decisions quickly.

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Expert Views on Gen AI

Scott Howitt, Chief Digital Officer at UKG, praised the role of generative AI in security operations centers (SOCs), emphasizing that gen AI could accelerate the Mean Time to Detect and Respond (MTTR) to incidents.

Augmenting Security Operations

In addition to Duet AI, Google Cloud also introduced Mandiant Hunt for Chronicle, which provides continual threat hunting services. This helps organizations bolster their defenses without the need for additional hiring and training.

More Innovations for Cybersecurity

Google Cloud is also enhancing its posture management capabilities and adding new network security advancements. Among these is Cloud Firewall Plus, offering advanced threat protection and next-gen firewall capabilities.

The Future of Secure Workspaces

Google Workspace also benefits from these AI-powered enhancements, ensuring that millions of users can work in a secure and compliant environment.


Google Cloud’s latest innovations, especially the introduction of Duet AI, signify a paradigm shift in the realm of cybersecurity. By integrating AI into its security operations, Google Cloud not only promises to mitigate the prevalent challenges but also supercharges the future of cybersecurity.

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Emily Phelps
Emily Phelps , Director
August 31, 2023 3:08 pm

“Using AI is a good step toward aiding security teams to get the context they need to take meaningful actions. Cybersecurity programs often include different teams using disparate tools, lacking a shared taxonomy. This makes it difficult to get the right information to the right people to take the right action, even as insights are automatically distributed. Coupling automation with true collaborative technologies – that have flexible playbooks and defined workflows – will give enterprises the contextual insights needed to move faster and more effectively.”

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Dave Ratner
Dave Ratner , CEO
August 31, 2023 2:58 pm

“Generative AI has the ability to both tremendously help and harm the cyber security industry. Google is highlighting some very positive steps to drive efficacy and efficiency in battling bad actors, but we can’t forget that criminals will be utilizing AI in nefarious ways to continue to make their attacks harder to detect and more effective, similar to what’s been highlighted by HYAS’ eyespy proof of concept and others.  While Protective DNS systems perform admirably today for business and operational resiliency, continued research into how best to detect and defend against tomorrow’s AI-based attacks is needed across the industry to ensure this same level of resiliency going forward.”

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