Google Commits $10 Billion To Cybersecurity Initiatives

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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai attended the White House Cyber Security Meeting today, along with executives from Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, where Google said it would provide $10 billion over the next five years to improve and advance cybersecurity.

The meeting came at a time when the industry is being hit by “widespread cyberattacks that exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems, thus impacting people, corporations, and governments globally.”

Securing software supply chains is one aspect of Google’s response, as these weaknesses are exploited by “nation-state actors, cybercriminals, and other malicious actors,” Solarwinds being the latest example.

The tech giant is giving $100 million to organizations that help fix vulnerabilities in open-source software, including the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), with which it previously worked to publish best practices for securing supply chains.

Similarly, Google is encouraging organizations and the federal government to modernize existing infrastructure and benefit from zero-trust computing, where devices cannot be controlled or accessed without rigorous verification.

For more information, read the original story in 9to5Google.

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