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How Google Torpedoed A Cybersecurity Rising Star

How Google Torpedoed A Cybersecurity Rising Star

Update: 2019-11-074
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It’s the classic story of a corporate giant swallowing up a darling startup into its ranks and destroying its core business.


Originally a spawn of the Alphabet company—Google’s parent umbrella—Chronicle was a cybersecurity startup considered by many to be a game changer: it was going to leverage machine learning and Alphabet’s endless supply of malware samples and technical data via Google, and fuse it into an over the counter product that infosec units in companies all over the world could use to make the Internet better for everyone. 


It seemed, to many, this was a cybersecurity company that wasn’t hawking snakeoil, but a real, helpful product. And part of its allure was that Chronicle would not join its corporate overlord outright, but instead remain independent of Google.


Then it was announced they were going to join Google and everyone jumped ship. Now, as one employee put it, “Chronicle is dead.” In other words, one of the cybersecurity industry's most promising startups is falling apart after one of the most profitable companies in the world took it over. 


This week we have Lorenzo Francheschi Bichierrai on the show to tell us about the internal struggles of Chronicle.

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Debra Dukes

Ben Awesome Podcast love all such great information about what is going on.Thanks so much for sharing Deb 👍✌

Nov 15th
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mrmr

wow lots of generalizations in this episode.

Nov 12th
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How Google Torpedoed A Cybersecurity Rising Star

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