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Alphabet's Chronicle Launches Backstory, A Global Security Telemetry Platform

     
12:09 pm on Mar 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Alphabet's Chronicle has launched Backstory, a global security telemetry platform.
Backstory is to make the extensive storage, indexing and search available to businesses to help trace malicious attacks.

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2:35 pm on Mar 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I mean who wouldn't trust a company backed by Google with access to their most precious data? What could go wrong.
2:14 am on Mar 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Horrors! Night of the Living Dead (webmasters) is just around the corner. :)

Friendly media has keep some of g's privacy/security breaches out of the MSM for the present, but this, IMNSHO does not bode well for the average webmaster or user.
9:46 am on Mar 17, 2019 (gmt 0)

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It's a fascinating approach, and, candidly... even with all the legitimate privacy worries that are out there... I'd rather have Google tracking the components of malicious action than have those components operate unhindered. If something isn't done and exploits continue to rise as they have been, the web might well become unusable.

This is how it's described in the Medium article...
Backstory is a global cloud service where companies can privately upload, store, and analyze their internal security telemetry to detect and investigate potential cyber threats.

How does it work? Chronicle built a new layer over core Google infrastructure where you can upload your security telemetry, including high-volume data such as DNS traffic, netflow, endpoint logs, proxy logs, etc., so that it can be indexed and automatically analyzed by our analytics engine. Your data remains private --- it isnít scanned by or available to anyone for other purposes.

My guess is that this has been pretty well vetted by the security community at the highest levels. YMMV.

I have no idea how it might mesh with GDPR.