Gemini AI to undertake cybersecurity with Google Threat Intelligence

Google says Google Threat Intelligence with Gemini AI minimises time needed to reverse engineer cyber attacks
An undated image displaying Gemini 1.5 Pro. — Google
An undated image displaying Gemini 1.5 Pro. — Google

At a time when people across the globe are indulged in exploring areas in which generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) could be utilised to make the most of it, Google aims to stir its AI-focused plans with a touch of cybersecurity in a bid to make threat reports easily readable.

The development around Google AI plans was announced by the company in a blog post, where it said Google Threat Intelligence, Google's new cybersecurity product, will bundle up the developments of its Mandiant cybersecurity unit and VirusTotal threat intelligence with the Gemini AI model.

Based on Gemini 1.5 Pro large language model, the new product, Google says, minimises the time needed to reverse engineer cyber attacks, as reported by The Verge

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Boasting its prowess to decode malware, the search giant claims that its Gemini 1.5 Pro analysed the code and identified a kill switch of the WannaCry virus in 34 seconds only. WannaCry is a 2017 ransomware attack that targeted hospitals, companies, and numerous well-known organisations around the world.

Considering that reading and writing code is explicitly the craft of Gemini 1.5 Pro, such amount of time suffice to express its capabilities.

If came into effect, the new product would also enable Gemini to summarise threat reports into natural language within Threat Intelligence to let companies — instead of underestimating or being over cautious — evaluate how potential attacks could harm them.

Having a huge network of information to keep an eye on potential threats prior to the actual attack, providing users a broader view of the cybersecurity landscape and prioritising areas in need of great heed.

Mandiant cybersecurity unit, which Google bought in 2022, provides human experts who keep under surveillance serious malicious groups and consultants who collaborate with companies to block attacks. VirusTotal threat intelligence too posts threat indicators on regular basis.