By John Ensor •
Published: 29 Nov 2023 • 16:36
Google's cybersecurity centre in Malaga.
TODAY, the inauguration of the Google Safety Engineering Centre (GSEC) in Malaga marks a significant step towards enhancing online security across Europe.
The ground-breaking event took place on Wednesday, November 29, spotlighting Malaga as a key player in Google’s expanding network of security expertise, writes Onda Cero.
With cyber threats escalating in complexity and aggression, the GSEC in Malaga emerges as a crucial component in combating these risks. This facility is not just a research centre, it is a hub of collaboration for experts, academics, businesses, and European governments.
Their goal is to forge security advancements that will be beneficial to everyone. The centre embodies Google‘s dedication to security and European values, featuring diverse teams and experts focused on pioneering research and developing sophisticated threat combat tools.
The GSEC’s strategy rests on three principles: swift response, open source technology, and artificial intelligence. Joining Google’s existing centres in Dublin and Munich, the Malaga centre goes beyond mere discussions on digital security—it actively constructs it.
One of its primary missions is to bolster cybersecurity knowledge and protection across various entities, aligning with Google’s open security principles. This initiative extends to a dedicated training space for tailored seminars, benefiting a wide range of participants from companies to educational institutions.
Google has already made significant strides in digital education, training 12 million people across Europe. Reinforcing this commitment, the company has pledged $10 million dollars through Google.org.
This investment aims to promote cybersecurity training and support local NGOs, addressing the growing need for cybersecurity professionals in Europe.
At the Malaga event, Google released a new VirusTotal report highlighting the role of AI in identifying malicious code more efficiently than traditional methods. The report reveals a critical shortage of malware analysis experts in Europe, emphasizing the need for AI to bridge this gap.
AI not only complements traditional techniques in detecting malware but also transforms cybersecurity, making it more accessible to a broader audience. This approach could significantly improve the protection of European organizations and businesses of all sizes.
The GSEC in Malaga is more than just a research centre. It is a beacon of hope in the fight against cyber threats. By harnessing AI and fostering collaboration, Google is paving the way for a more secure and trustworthy technological environment.
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