Chronicle Security
FoundedJanuary 24, 2018; 4 years ago (2018-01-24)
FoundersStephen Gillett
Shapor Naghibzadeh
Mike Wiacek
HeadquartersMountain View, California
Key people
Stephen Gillett (CEO)
Shapor Naghibzadeh
Mike Wiacek (CSO)
Will Robinson (CTO)
Ben Heben (CFO)
Jan Kang (CLO)
Rick Caccia (CMO)
ProductsVirusTotal, Backstory

Chronicle Security is a cybersecurity company which is part of the Google Cloud Platform.[1][2]

The company began as a product by X, but became its own company in January 2018. Chronicle creates tools for businesses to prevent cybercrime on their platforms.[3] Chronicle announced "Backstory" at RSA 2019 in March,[4] adding log capture and analysis to the family of products that include VirusTotal, and UpperCase which provide threat intelligence (Known Malicious IPs and URLs). Backstory claims to "Extract signals from your security telemetry to find threats instantly," by combining log data with threat intelligence.

In June 2019 Thomas Kurian announced that Chronicle would be merged into Google Cloud[5]

Backstory and Virus Total are now offered to Google Cloud customers as part of an Autonomic Security Operations solution [6] that also includes Looker and BigQuery.


  1. ^ "Chronicle - Company". Chronicle.
  2. ^ Conger, Kate (25 January 2018). "Alphabet Launched A Moonshot Cybersecurity Company That Sounds Like Every Other Cybersecurity Company". Gizmodo Australia. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ Bhardwaj, Prachi (24 January 2018). "Google's parent company just announced a new project to give the digital world 'an immune system'". Business Insider. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Chronicle - Backstory". Chronicle.
  5. ^ Kurian, Thomas (27 June 2019). "Google Cloud + Chronicle: The security moonshot joins Google Cloud".
  6. ^ "Google Cloud: Autonomic Security Operations".