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Google Cloud gets new built-in security features

June 29, 2022

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Google has announced that Google Cloud users will have access to two new security features, namely native integration with the MITRE ATT&CK threat classification and response framework and baked-in protection against DDoS attacks.

Cloud Armor is Google’s brand name for its DDoS mitigation and web application firewall service. It replicates many of the techniques used in traditionally structured DDoS protection systems, including per-client rate limiting, captchas to help weed out bot requests, and machine learning to counteract Layer 7 attacks. MITRE inclusion allows users to map Google Cloud’s built-in security controls onto the MITRE ATT&CK rubric of threat classification and response planning, letting users automate certain types of security response.

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