Google announced the lunch of App Defense Alliance that will enable the company to fight against the bad actors in the ecosystem, and the search engine giant entered into an partnership with ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium.
In a blogpost, the vice president for Android Security & Privacy at Google, Dave Kleidermacher said “Our number one goal as partners is to ensure the safety of the Google Play Store, quickly finding potentially harmful applications and stopping them from being published. As part of this Alliance, we are integrating our Google Play Protect detection systems with each partner’s scanning engines. This will generate new app risk intelligence as apps are being queued to publish. Partners will analyze that dataset and act as another, vital set of eyes prior to an app going live on the Play Store.”
“Knowledge sharing and industry collaboration are important aspects in securing the world from attacks. We believe working together is the ultimate way we will get ahead of bad actors. We’re excited to work with these partners to arm the Google Play Store against bad apps.” said Kleidermacher.